Pastoral poetry “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” and “The

January 5, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Social Science, Political Science, Government
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Pastoral poetry “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” and “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd”

Elements of Pastoral Poetry Peaceful imagery

Idealistic Identified in rural people and shepherds

Sometimes focused on romantic love, sometimes not Upper class image of shepherds Did shepherds have time to compose poetry? Were sheep really that sweet?

Christopher Marlowe He was a scoundrel, a ladies man and a hothead

Accused of being a government spy Knifed to death in a tavern brawl

Extremely talented and envied poet

Sir Walter Raleigh

Famed courtier, navigator, poet and historian

Favorite of Queen Elizabeth I

The Passionate Shepherd to His Love The best-known example of pastoral poetry Celebrates beauty and pleasures of country life Conventional poem: speaker is addressing someone he loves

World of nature is idealized

The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd Skeptical, clear-eyed response

Turns the shepherd down

Which side do you agree with?

Debate Rules Divide yourselves evenly (or close enough) Mr. P will call on those who raise hands and are respectful

No talking unless you are the one called on You must respond to previous statement

Stay on topic!

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