Presentation on theme: "Pastoral poetry “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” and “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd”"— Presentation transcript:
1 Pastoral poetry“The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” and “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd”
2 Elements of Pastoral Poetry Peaceful imageryIdealisticIdentified in rural people and shepherdsSometimes focused on romantic love, sometimes notUpper class image of shepherdsDid shepherds have time to compose poetry?Were sheep really that sweet?
3 Christopher Marlowe He was a scoundrel, a ladies man and a hothead Accused of being a government spyKnifed to death in a tavern brawlExtremely talented and envied poet
4 Sir Walter Raleigh Famed courtier, navigator, poet and historian Favorite of Queen Elizabeth I
5 The Passionate Shepherd to His Love The best-known example of pastoral poetryCelebrates beauty and pleasures of country lifeConventional poem: speaker is addressing someone he lovesWorld of nature is idealized
6 The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd Skeptical, clear-eyed responseTurns the shepherd down
8 Debate Rules Divide yourselves evenly (or close enough) Mr. P will call on those who raise hands and are respectfulNo talking unless you are the one called onYou must respond to previous statementStay on topic!