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The Lady of Shalott

The Lady of Shalott is a Victorian poem by Lord Tennyson. The poem reworks 'Arthurian' medieval subject matter. King Arthur was a legendary King and fables include the favoured sword Excalibur, the wise wizard Merlin, the establishment of the Knights of the Round Table, chivalry, and his marraige to Guinevere. The Pre-Raphaelites were particularly influenced by the 'Arthurian' legends, whereby The…