Sunday, 8 February 2009

A reading of Christopher Marlowe's "A Passionate Shepherd To His Love"

Marlowe's carpe diem lyric with its idyllic rural setting became very popular as a poem of seduction in its day ( the Elizabethan period of the late 1500s ). The speaker makes several naturalistic promises for the voiceless woman's chastity but he does not make an offer of marriage.

Here's a full set of notes on this poem.  When you get there examine the links on the right of the page  for further information on this interesting poem.

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