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Please briefly illustrate the meaning behind these selections from the poems. 300 words.

La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John Keats
"I saw their starved lips in the gloam / With horrid warning wide, / And I awoke, and found me here /On the cold hill's side."

Tintern Abbey - Wordsworth, William.
These plots of cottage-ground, these orchard tufts, / Which at this season, with their unripe fruits, / Are clad in one green hue, and lose themselves 'Mid groves and corpses."

"The heart languishes, / Everything has withered; / Poison flows / In my veins."

Goethe, Faust
"The heart languishes, / Everything has withered; / Poison flows / In my veins."

Robert browning "The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church"
"Nephew--sons mine... ah God, I know not! Well-- / She, men would have to be your mother once,/ Old Gandolf envied me, so fair she was!"

The Chimney Sweeper, by William Blake
"And the Angel told Tom, if he'd be a good boy, / He'd have God for his father & never want joy."

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As you briefly explicate these lines, I offer my interpretations as a model. I did my best without the full poems.

"La Belle Dame Sans Merci" by John Keats

It seems like Keats remarks how they are either "starved" in love or emotionally. He indicates how this encounter was a major awakening for him as he says, "And I awoke, and ...

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