Category Archives: Pauline Lahaye

William Blake – Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience

Here is a recap on William Blake’s work. It aims at explaining his conception of the two notions: innocence and experience, and how he developed them in both volumes of songs. In a second part, this article presents different plates … Continue reading

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A Reading of “La Belle Dame Sans Merci”

I wanted to share a video through which I discovered John Keats’s poem, “La Belle Dame Sans Merci”. This is a reading by Ben Whishaw, a British actor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL-L8ExX3kQ It is an excerpt from the soundtrack of the movie “Bright … Continue reading

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Keats’s Romanticism through the Analysis of “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” (Paper)

Romanticism, as Lovejoy reminded us in his essay “On the Discrimination of Romanticisms”, does not have to be and cannot be one single definition, should it be in literature or painting, in the British world or Germany, or anywhere else … Continue reading

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“Christabel” and the Gothic

A couple of weeks ago,  as we studied in class John Coleridge’s poem “Christabel”, we noticed several elements of the Gothic movement which reminded me of a painting that I had studied a few times in class the previous years: … Continue reading

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