Although Raleigh’s title does not describe the nymph, her reply is an exercise in freedom to think for herself and express her own values. Marlowe 's poem offers no evidence that his “love” is a nymph; however, Raleigh makes the speaker a nymph who playfully mocks the shepherd’s request. Raleigh clarifies this intention by using six stanzas of four lines and the same iambic tetrameter used by Marlowe. The nymph 's choice to mirror the shepherd 's structure indicates that her “reply” is a systematic deconstruction of his argument. Mockingly, she concedes, “if all the world and love were young and truth in every shepherd’s tongue,” then she would “live with thee and be thy love”; in other words, the nymph playfully suggests that these propositions are not true.
The reader of “Song”, however, feels only sadness and perhaps longing for a world of greater possibilities than the grim one the speaker describes in the poem. The speaker of “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd” shines yet another light on the general plot of the poems. In this poem, we see a possible reply of the woman to the original “Passionate Shepherd” in the Christopher Marlowe poem. Unimpressed by the shepherds extravagant promises, she practically answers that such material things will fade and the only things valuable are the passionate and pure feelings of love in youth. If her shepherd could make these last, she might be moved to be his love.
It would have been impossible for him to provide t... ... middle of paper ... ...undaries. To further help the Shepherds argument, his poem was also a pastoral poem, which does justify his exaggerations made using nature. And I totally agree with all of those points, but I still believe that the young Shepherd’s motives were to just seduce the girl, and not truly love her for al eternity. Reason being is because there was no evidence at all that suggested he loved this woman for the person she actually was. There were no intangibles mentioned when he was comparing her to all those wonderful things, just her body.
The beginning of stanza five is realistic as the shepherd offers to give his love ‘a belt of straw and ivy buds’. However towards the end of the stanza he says that he will give her ‘coral clasps and amber studs’ which is completely unrealistic as he is a shepherd who would not be able to afford such gifts. In the shepherd’s desperation, he resorts to materialism as he believes this is the only way his love will be returned. The second poem ‘The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd’ written by Sir Walter Ralegh is the reply t... ... middle of paper ... ...s beautiful scenery and clothes as a method of persuasion, whilst ‘The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd’ tries to express a sense of realism to the shepherd informing him that things do change like spring to autumn and youth to old age. In my opinion ‘The Passionate Shepherd to His Love’ does deserve a reply.
He relies on pathos too much to persuade the Nymph into marrying him. To persuade the beautiful nymph, the shepherd emphasizes on some of the points in his poem such as these: “And I will make thee beds of Roses And a thousand fragrant posies, A cap of flowers, and a kirtle Embroidered all with leaves of myrtle; A gown made of the finest wool Which from our pretty lambs w... ... middle of paper ... ...decay and cold winter days and nights. The diction used in Sir Walter Raleigh’s poem is all originally from “The Passionate Shepherds to His Love”. These two poems are only connected because everything the shepherd states, the nymph replies with the same thing but with a wiser sense of what’s to come after spring. The nymph repeats a couple lines about the material things the shepherd had previously stated he would give her.
And, upon rejection, each male begins a fluent yet rhetoric arguments on why the maiden should accept his simple offer of passion. For Marvell, the argument was that there wasn't enough time left in the world, and that the maiden should partake in indulgence before it is too late." But at my back I always hear/ Times winged Charriot hurrying near"(lines 21-22). He also states the unpleasuarble thought of the worms enjoying her verginity instead of him. Suggesting that if she continues to waste time she will die a virgin.
Ann Yearsley’s romantic poem The Indifferent Shepherdess to Colin, involves many link to relationships, as does Christopher Marlowe’s play Doctor Faustus, however they both do in different ways. Yearsley’s poem is about romance and love. The swain called Colin has proposed to her and she has rejected because she knows acceptance will relegate her to a more subordinate status. She also wants Colin to be embarrassed because seduction would rob her of her independence. The first relationship to notice is between Faustus and his student Wagner who represents someone who does not understand his master or what is happening to him.
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
This focus on foreshadowing presents another idea of Romanticism throughout the poem. The shepherd moves away from descriptions of what unrealistic possessions he would give her, such as a bed of a thousand poises, and begins to focus on material objects that describe her. "A gown made of the finest wool which from our pretty lambs we pull" (Marlowe 13) He foreshadows a beautiful gown that he would buy her, which can also be seen as buying her this gown for when they are married and she accepts his love. This helps the reader to paint a picture of what their life would be like and also what this woman looks like, “an image of the shepherd 's newly adorned mistress begins to emerge.” (Hacht) Marlowe also continues to talk about what their life would be like together, not only the things he would buy for her. If she accepts his proposal and many promises, they would live a happy life together “There will we sit upon the rocks and see the shepherds feed their flocks” (Marlowe 5).
The flea transforms into a symbol of the conscience that is the main obstacle to the physical love that the speaker seeks. Through the speaker and overstatement, Donne satirically asserts that physical love is not important, mocking a theme of contemporary carpe diem poems. In his first argument, the speaker attempts to persuade the woman that making love with him will be as insignificant as the flea’s bite that has taken blood from them. He begins by stating the sex that “thou deniest me” (Donne 2) means nothing, just like the flea’s bite. The bite remains a small mark on her body: the mark on her conscience from having sex