The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd Essay | The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd

Walter Raleigh (professor)
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The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd

Summary: Analyzes the poem The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd, by Sir Walter Raleigh. Discusses how the nymph answers the shepherd's arguments. Reveals how her words convey her cynicism.
The Nymph's reply shows that she denies and refuses every single argument the shepherd states. The structure of the stanzas is quite similar to that of the other poem, serving to convey her lucid answer. She starts off rejecting his proposal immediately. She would go with him if the world and love were young, which is impossible. Moreover, she also expresses her opinion that all the pleasures he offered are not true. The picture of the world which the shepherd drew is so calm and peaceful with flocks, shallow rivers and singing birds. However, the Nymph points out that they won't have the flocks during the autumn, the rivers will rage and the birds will stop singing when the winter is approaching. Nice things won't last forever and they will have to face with worries. In addition, spring is the symbol of youth and...

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