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Compare And Contrast The Passionate Shepherd To His Love

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In the poems, “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” by Christopher Marlowe, a shepherd is asking a lady to come with him. He promises her gifts that can usually be found in nature but show real value to the shepherd. In the “The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd” by Sir Walter Raleigh and “Raleigh was right” by William Carlos Williams, they both talk about how nature or the countryside isn’t as great as people thing and it is as hard living there as it is everywhere else. All of the poets use the setting and character traits to give the idea across to their readers. Why do each of the poets have different views on nature and how do they use setting and character traits to get their views across? Each poem uses nature is the main setting. Marlowe uses it as a good thing in the poem, even if Raleigh and William don’t agree with Marlowe claiming that the country isn’t as great a people think. The shepherd talks about how he will make this girl a bed of roses, “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;” The person saying this states that he will make the lady a flower bed. He uses nature as a way to show how he feels about the lady by saying that he will get items from the surrounding area and make thing that are of value to him, like how he’ll make a bed of roses. He tries to win he over with fine items that are mainly from nature and that are of value to some people,”A gown made of
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