Essay Comparing The Passionate Shepherd To His Love And The Nymph's Reply

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Compare and Contrast Essay
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love and The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd both are written around the same time, but both have a very different way of writing the poems. Both poems are about love The Passionate Shepherd is more happy about love and gives a good message about love that love will be forever. The Nymph's Reply is more about how love will fade and gives a more sad message about love. The Passionate Shepherd has a happy and joyful poem, and the Nymph's Reply is more sad and cold.
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love is a happy poem about a shepherd calling out to the nymph written by Christopher Marlowe and this poem takes place in the Elizabethan era. The main focus of this poem is love and that love is forever. His message about love is that love is forever and love can be expressed in different ways, through material things, and
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It is written by Sir Walter Raleigh in the Elizabethan era. The focus on this poem is that love fades and love does not last, material things are not important for love and that love dies out just like the seasons and the flowers and trees in nature. The poem is cold and sad as it says in the poem ¨The flowers do fade, and wanton fields to wayward winter reckoning yields¨ (pg.251 line 9-10). That makes the poem sound like it takes place in the winter time when the trees and flowers are dead and it is cold outside. It is a depressing poem because it talks about love fading and the seasons changing to winter ¨Thy gowns, thy shoes, thy beds of roses, Thy cap, thy kirtle, and thy posies Soon break, soon wither, soon forgotten, In folly ripe, in reason rotten¨ (pg.252 line 13-16). It is a very different mood than The Passionate Shepherd to His Love, it is sad and says that love does not last while the Passionate Shepherd is full of light, love, joy, and