The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd
The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
Seeing as this poem is a reply to "The Passionate Shepherd," it makes sense that shepherds would be mentioned and might carry a bit of symbolic weight. We mention in the "Summary" that shepherds, a...
In "The Nymph's Reply," nature and natural imagery are presented as constantly in decay and moving closer toward death. There is no mention of the rejuvenation and new life associated with springti...
As we mentioned in the "Summary," Philomel, or Philomela, is the name of a Greek goddess who was turned into a bird. The word has come to represent so much more, though, and a lot of its potential...
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