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Written by Kumaraditya Sarkar
La Belle Dame
French for "The Beautiful Girl"
To affect, or to trouble someone. Archaic verb.
You. Archaic and/or poetic usage.
Waiting or wandering about vaguely without any definite purpose.
A flowery plant with triangular stems that looks like grass, belongingto the genus Carex.
Exhausted, utterly fatigued.
Dejected, Miserable, Gloomy.
A storehouse where grains (mostly thrashed) are stored.
Agony, torment, severe psychic or physical pain causing misery.
A little wet.
Archaic, poetic form of "Meadow". A grassland, commonly used to procure hay.
Archaic word for 'horse'.
Manna was the celestial food the Israelites were provided with by God, during their wanderings in the deserts. By associating the heavenly food with dew, the poet builds up the celestial, mystical quality of the lady.
Connected to elves.
Poetic form of 'Grotto'. A small cave.
Verb. Sending one to sleep.
Verb. To happen.
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The question above is posed to the knight because he is acting unlike his normal self. The knight is hangin about by himself, his coloring is pale..... leading the speaker to believe something is wrong.