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Metaphor in La Belle Dame sans Merci

Metaphor Examples in La Belle Dame sans Merci:

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"I see a lily on thy brow With anguish moist and fever dew; 10..."   (Text of the Poem)

The speaker is describing the appearance of the knight's face. "A lily on thy brow" refers metaphorically to the complexion of his forehead, which looks white ("pale"). He appears feverish, his face damp. The color is also fading quickly from his cheeks. 

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