A Comparison of the Passionate Shepherd to His Love and the Nymphs Reply to the Shepherd

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These two poems are alike and different in their own way. The Passionate Shepherd to His Love and The Nymphs Reply to the Shepherd are both trying to mirror each other on their structure of the poems. Both Christopher Marlowe and Sir Walter Raleigh had a very unique way of writing and making these poems so similar, but throwing in different types of love and view points. The Passionate Shepherd to his Love and The Nymphs Reply to the Shepherd are both four line stanzas. They are both pastorals as well which means that the are replies to each other. The Nymph is replying to the Shepherd saying that he really doesn’t love her saying his love is fake. Both of the writers used flock of sheep in both of these poems. In the poem The Passionate Shepherd to his Love the Shepherd says “ And we will set upon the rock / Seeing the Shepherds feed their flocks”. Then in The Nymphs Reply to the Shepherd she tells him “Time drives the flocks from field to fold”. The love that the Shepherd has for her is not real love it is more of a lust type of feeling. He is living in the moment, a...
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