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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 True or False

1. What kind of poem is "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love?" -> all of the above
2. What differentiates a pastoral poem from other poems about the natural world? -> a pastoral poem draws allegorical comparisons between the natural world and a pastor's obligations to his congregation
3. The melodious birds are singing to what? -> the falls of shallow rivers
4. Even in an idealized version of the countryside, what items from the poem would probably not be available? -> buckles of the purest gold
5. The term "May-morning" is a reference to… -> May Day folk celebrations