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The Passionate Shepherd to His Love

The Passionate Shepherd to His Love


by Christopher Marlowe

The Passionate Shepherd to His Love: Country State of Mind Quiz

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Q. What kind of poem is "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love?"

a pastoral
a lyric poem
a carpe diem poem
all of the above
Q. What differentiates a pastoral poem from other poems about the natural world?

a pastoral poem presents nature in its idealized form
a pastoral poem explicitly relates to shepherds and sheep-herding
a pastoral poem draws allegorical comparisons between the natural world and a pastor's obligations to his congregation
there is no difference
Q. The melodious birds are singing to what?

the falls of shallow rivers
the Shepherd
the tune of a xylophone
Q. Even in an idealized version of the countryside, what items from the poem would probably not be available?

beds of roses
birds singing madrigals
buckles of the purest gold
bed bugs
Q. The term "May-morning" is a reference to…

mornings in May. Duh.
May Day folk celebrations
veiled reference to "Mother May I"
the month of May, which was traditionally devoted to celebrating the Royal family