Monday, June 19, 2006

Module 4: Reading Assignment 4

Christopher Marlowe

The Passionate Shepherd to His Love and The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd are significant because they are perfect examples of pastoral poetry. Pastoral poetry emphasizes simplicity, nature, shepherd, and boundless or erotic love. Because of the passion seen in Christopher Marlowe's The Passionate Shepherd to His Love, Sir Walter Raleigh penned The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd to show the logical thinking of the nymph. She is wary to be swept off her feet by the shepherd. Marlowe's poem is also significant because it exemplifies heterosexual courtship and love. There is debate as to Marlowe's own sexual orientation.

http://cla.calpoly.edu/~dschwart/engl339/pastoral.html
http://cla.calpoly.edu/~dschwart/engl331/pastoral.html#erotic
http://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=7349

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