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Compare The Passionate Shepherd To His Love

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Comparison Essay Winning over a women is not always easy especially back in the fifteen hundreds. In “The Passionate shepherd to His Love” by Christopher Marlowe is about a man trying to win over a woman with all his exaggerated promises and almost perfect world for her. In “ The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd” by Sir Walter Raleigh is his response to Marlowe’s exaggerated promises to his love. He writes about how unrealistic Marlowe views are and describes the realistic event that will happen if the woman were to move in with Marlowe. In the poem “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” the author’s tone is exaggerated. He speaks to his love that everything will be impeccable if she moved in with him. He states that there will even be “Melodious birds sing madrigals”(Marlowe, page 598). The author makes it seem dreamy to the reader. The author is trying to make the poem as romantic as possible to win over her love. He states that he will make “And I will make thee beds of roses” and “With a buckles of the purest gold.” Shepherds did not make enough money in the 1500’s to be able to afford gold; therefore his over the top assertions are just a few things that show how unrealistic he is. In “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd” the author is mocking Mr. Marlowe’s poem. He is putting a stop to…show more content…
Both have small line length up to seven words. Both have six stanzas with a similar rhymes with each stanza. For example, “And we sit upon the rocks, Seeing the shepherds feed their flocks”(Marlowe, page 598). Both authors use a rime riche in this line and through out the poem. The stresses in the poem are at the end of each line in the stanza, such as ‘rocks’ and ‘flocks’. In the first two lines of Marlowe’s it doesn 't have the same rhyming as in the middle but stresses the letter ‘L’ to make it more smooth and appealing to the reader. Raleigh does not emphasize the ‘L’ because he is trying to make as least appealing as
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