Christopher Marlowe's The Passionate Shepherd To His Love

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In the first poem in the unit, The Passionate Shepherd to his Love composed by Christopher Marlowe explains how nature can bring love to unity and can essentially make love blossom into something beautiful to his love, the Nymph. Marlowe states in Stanza one “Come love with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove That valleys, groves, hills and fields, Woods or steepy mountains yields.” In stanza one Marlowe is essentially explaining how the valleys, groves, hills and fields will enhance their love and nature is one of the many benefits the Nymph will possess if she chooses to live with him and be his love. The Passionate Shepherd to his Love relates to the central idea because in the poem Marlowe shares his perspective and…show more content…
In this poem Raleigh explains how the Nymph isn’t ready to live with the Shepherd and if nature is all the Shepherd has to offer the answer is a no and throughout the poem the Nymph explains the reasoning as of why living with the Shepherd isn’t the brightest idea if nature is the only thing he has to offer. Raleigh states in stanza two “Time drives the flocks from the field to fold, When rivers rage and rocks grow cold, And Philomel becometh dumb, The rest complains of cares to come.” This statement alone explains the Nymph’s feelings towards nature and it being compared to love is foolish. If nature fades away and the Shepherd is comparing nature to love then the Shepherd is essentially is saying how noticing the beauty right now is foolish because nature dies and fades away. Raleigh explains how relating nature to love is childish and foolish. If nature fades and if one chooses to compare love to something that fades and dies, much like the Shepherd they are foolish and need to look at the reality of it all which is what Releigh is explaining in this poem. In conclusion Raleigh believes that nature and love should not be compared because nature fades away and dies and the Nymph’s answer to the Shepherds proposal to live with him on the countryside is…show more content…
In the first poem, The Passionate Shepherd to his Love composed by Christopher Marlowe explains how nature can bring love to unity and can essentially make love blossom into something beautiful to his love, the Nymph. In the second poem written by Sir Walter Raleigh, The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd which was written from the Nymphs perspective and is a “reply” to the passionate shepherd and was interpreted to be very pessimistic and blunt but relates love and nature explaining all the negative that come when relating love and nature.The third poem, Raleigh was Right written by William Carlos Williams in 1944 which states that Williams agrees with the poem The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd and throughout the poem explains and supports the second poem more in depth. The three poems in this unit are all intertwined because they all essentially explain and compare their views on love being compared to

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