Nymphs grow old, and shepherds grow cold. The shepherds's swains shall dance and sing For thy delight each May morning: If these delights thy mind may move, Then live with me and be my love. Mason and Shepherd are faced with some serious decisions regarding their employment. At least, not by Christopher Marlowe. Therefore the kirtle embroidered with myrtle is not just a pretty rhyme and a word-picture of a desirable garment.
The speaker of the poem does not seem to be a real shepherd as he offers many things of luxury to his lady love. Stanza Two And we will sit upon the Rocks, Seeing the Shepherds feed their flocks, By shallow Rivers to whose falls Melodious birds sing Madrigals. Due to the fact that their lives are now devoted to one another and to the world they inhabit, they have time to notice the details around them. Each morning young shepherds will sing for their delight. The second stanza is about how lovers should consider spending their recreational time in the parks by the rivers and rocks, instead of at banquets or in theaters.
Many poets have made references to the moon in romantic poetry because it is the symbol of everlasting love and purity. The speaker presents a very unrealistic vision of an idyllic life in the English countryside. And I will make thee beds of roses And a thousand fragrant posies; A cap of flowers, and a kirtle Embroidered all with leaves of myrtle; A gown made of the finest wool Which from our pretty lambs we pull; Fair-lined slippers for the cold, With buckles of the purest gold; A belt of straw and ivy-buds, With coral clasps and amber-studs: And if these pleasures may thee move, Come live with me, and be my love. And we will sit upon the rocks, Seeing the shepherds feed their flocks By shallow rivers, to whose falls Melodious birds sing madrigals. Now Marlowe wasn't exactly people's first choice for moral compass of the century; he was busted counterfeiting money, he was convicted for crimes worthy of execution several times but somehow mysteriously never went to trial, he talked trash about God and the Anglican church, and he was a drunk with a bad temper.
Analysis of The Passionate Shepherd to His Love Stanza One Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove, That Valleys, groves, hills, and fields, Woods, or steepy mountain yields. Thy gowns, thy shoes, thy bed of roses, Thy cap, thy kirtle, and thy posies, Soon break, soon wither, soon forgotten, In folly ripe, in reason rotten. In this poem Andrew Marvell expresses his feelings about love and time by showing how he wants to make love physically with his mistress before time runs out or before they get. These themes are mainly there because of Donne's and Marvell's views and personal experiences. They would not have to hurry their relationship and they could have a life of luxury together in an exotic place like India.
In the second stanza the speaker goes on to describe some day to day details of what their lives would be like together. Christopher Marlowe was an English dramatist, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. The idealization of rural life is essentially what separates pastoral poetry from simple rustic verse. Carpe diem is a Latin phrase meaning seize the day. Each line contains exactly four heavy stresses, and the metrical feet are almost always iambic. He is older than his girl friend and is trying to force her and persuade her to sleep with him as soon as possible. The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe: Summary and Analysis The Passionate Shepherd to His Love is a famous pastoral song which generally sung to praise the rural life in the lap of nature.
She sees through the negative connotation in his promises. The use of typical Biblical jargon and tone can be witnessed in the words delivered by both. From this poem, we can easily understand how the people in 16th century expressed their love with a gentle and sincere tone. The shepherd-swains shall dance and sing For thy delight each May-morning: If these delights thy mind may move, Then live with me and be my love. This regular meter, sustained through the twenty-four lines, remarkably never descends into the sing-song quality so prevalent in tetrameter, primarily because Marlowe salts his lines with a variety of devices that complement the meter without drawing too much attention to its rigid regularity.
Not much is known about Andrew Marvels life; though scholars do know in the sass he had a part in the English Government. It was meant to symbolize that this was a nuptial invitation, and that the Shepherd's lady was not strictly defined though she may well have been meant to be a virgin bride. The person that the poem is written about. The gentleman started by introducing a charming and delightful fantasy by flattering her. It might not be necessary for love to be, for a specific kind of feeling or even with a specific perspective.
But the reality is that relationships were tricky business back in Marlowe's day, and they haven't become any simpler here in the 21st century. I think it was such an intimate thing between poet and reader. The poem commences with a request to the beloved of the speaker to come to live with him and be his love. The meter, though seemingly regular, gives a great deal of meaning and music to this poem. Love is rarely the cause of such poems. Love is not love when, Which alters when't alteration finds, And that even if some element of the relationship is removed the love will remain strong.
Stanza Three And I will make thee beds of Roses And a thousand fragrant posies, A cap of flowers, and a kirtle Embroidered all with leaves of Myrtle; The shepherd still has a number of different enticements to offer his lover in the hope that she will join him. The Shepherd may not have been real, but the emotions and effects created by this poem have their own reality. She also doubts whether the shepherd is telling her the truth. She needs to be vigorous and active. And we're still not done.