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The Passionate Shepherd to His Love Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Marlowe's poem "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" is a pastoral poem. Using the information you now have about pastoral poetry, write your own pastoral poem. As Marlowe did, invoke the traditional elements, such as the rural countryside and the shepherd, but try also to create a new tradition by including an element that will make the pastoral style uniquely your own.

Research the life of a shepherd in sixteenth-century England and compare it to the life of a shepherd in the twenty-first century. Which life would you prefer and why?

Both Sir Walter Raleigh and John Donne composed replies to Marlowe's poem. Pretend you are a young Elizabethan woman; write your own response to Marlowe's poem. What reasons can you supply to either accept or decline the shepherd's offer? Remember to structure your reply in verse form.

Religious conflict between the Catholic Church and the...

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