John Keats – “Why did I laugh tonight? No voice will tell”, “Bright Star”, “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” — Reading The Norton Anthology of English Literature

The mysterious sonnet “Why did I laugh tonight? No voice will tell” indicates in its incipit line that the poet laughed while he was on his own, so it was not a response to some kind of social stimulus. He can’t get any answer from heaven or hell, so he turns to his own heart. […]

via John Keats – “Why did I laugh tonight? No voice will tell”, “Bright Star”, “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” — Reading The Norton Anthology of English Literature

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