He asks the knight-at-arms why he is tired and miserable in appearance.
In this stanza, he refers to the winter season by telling that the squirrel is done with collecting its grains and even the harvest is also done. his face is without colour and is pale like a lily.
Introduction LA BELLE DAME SANS MERCI Question: Is 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci' a poem about negative female stereotypes or about poetic creation and poetic sensibility?
'La Belle Dame Sans Merci' is written in ballad form.
La Belle Dame Sans Merci is a French phrase meaning The Lady Without Mercy.
The poem La Belle Dame Sans Merci written by John Keats is a conversation (in verse) between the poet and a knight who fell in love with a lady but she left him.“.
There is a refrain in each stanza and incremental repetition.
Keats differs slightly in the ballad stanza format making the last line of each stanza shorter than the others.
There are sweat and pain in his forehead that depicts that the knight-at-arms is sick.
In the final line, the poet says that the colour of the knight-at-arms face is fading quickly like that of a withered rose.