The Lady of Shalott is a poem that describes the magical Lady of Shalott, who lives alone in a tower and suffers from a mysterious curse. She spends her days weaving upon a loom, but can never look out at the real world or the people in it. However, one day, she does look out as the knight Lancelot rides by. The poem draws heavily on Arthurian legend, and contains themes of isolation, fear of the unknown, myth, enchantment, and magic.

Summary of The Lady of Shalott by Lord Alfred Tennyson

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