comment on the use of colour in the Lady of Shalott by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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The colors of her world are very grey, blue, shadowy, misty, etc., until Sir Lancelot arrives. When he comes to town, she sees her life filled with vibrancy and color, especially reds and greens and blues. His arrival makes all the cold, ugly weather and colors leave her life, and she sees only bright, beautiful colors.These bright colors also represent her desire to go outside and see the world for herself, instead of viewing it from behind a window.