In these three poems the idea that is being contrasted is the country lifestyle. For instance, the authors each have their own poem in which they state their own feelings and opinions towards the country. In Marlowe’s poem he shows that he is all for the country, because he describes the elegance and beauties of the country to persuade the shepherd to come live with him. In the poem “The Nymphs reply to the shepherd” Raleigh shows he hates the country,and in no means will go with the shepherd. He even states that eventually all the pleasures of the country will die out. Along with these two poems Williams agrees with Raleigh, however he states his own twist on what he believes the country offers or has.
In Marlowe’s poem he clearly shows his love and interest for the country. He shows this by the Shepherd stating all these pleasures that the country lifestyle or environment has to offer. For example, he tries to convince his love to come by mentioning the pros of the country. For instance, he says”melodious birds sing madrigals,” and “a belt of straw and ivy buds, with coral clasps and amber studs.”His purpose of using these pleasures is to persuade his love to come live with them. However, all these delights aren't enough for his love because in the next poem “The Nymph’s Reply to his shepherd,” she explains why all this just doesn't amuse her.
Although Marlowe is all for the country, Raleigh is definitely not in favor of the country. For example in the poem “The Nymph’s Reply to the shepherd” the Nymph describes that all these pleasures are nice but eventually they die out and fade. She
even describes the birds leaving and the changing of the seasons. The main point that is stated throughout this essay is that the nymph will not go with the shepherd because she believes young love does not exist.
Along with Raleigh’s disagreement with the shepherd, Williams also agrees with ...
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