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The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd

The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd

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Sir Walter Ralegh

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Analysis: Allusions

When poets refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literary and Philosophical References

  • Christopher Marlowe, "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" (2-6, 13-14, 17-20, 23-24)
  • Ovid, Metamorphoses. The Story of Philomela and Procne (7)

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