La Belle Dame sans Merci Questions and Answers
by John Keats

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Please comment on reality vs. imagination in "La Belle Dame sans Merci."

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These are two very interesting opposites to consider when thinking about this enchanting poem. I suppose one way of thinking about what happens in this poem is that it could be viewed as an allegory of what surrendering yourself to your imagination too much can actually do to you. It is clear from the very entrance of the "lady" that she is described in almost supernatural terms, emphasising her beauty and seductive nature:

I met a lady in the meads,


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