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The passionate shepherd to his love

  1. 1. The Passionate Shepherd to His Love By … Christopher Marlowe
  2. 2. Background Information of the poet …- Born : 26 February 1564 Canterbury, England- Died : 30 May 1593 (aged 29 ) Deptford , England . He was stabbed in a barroom fight by a drunken man.- Occupation: A great Dramatist, playwright, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era.- Literary movement : English Renaissance theatre - Notable work(s)Plays: The Jew of Malta, Edward the Second, The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus .Poetry : The Passionate Shepherd to His Love ,Hero and Leander
  3. 3. Supplement … Marlowe greatly influenced William Shakespeare, who was born in the same year as Marlow . Many scholars believe that if Christopher Marlowe had lived longer, he might have become a greater dramatist than William Shakespeare. Marlowe was the first one to use blank verse that encourage Shakespeare to try it . Blank verse is any verse comprised of unrhymed lines all in the same meter, usually iambic pentameter . Marlowe was also the first to write a tragedy in English, again paving the way for Shakespeare. 
  4. 4. “ The Passionate Shepherd to His Love ” by … Christopher Marlowe 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. And we will sit upon rocks, Seeing the shepherds feed their flocks, By shallow rivers to whose falls Melodious birds sing madrigals. And I will make thee beds of roses, And a thousand fragrant posies, A cap of flowers, and a kirtle Embroiderd all with leaves of myrtle:
  5. 5. 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.The shepherdss 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.
  6. 6. VocabularyGrove (L 3) ~ a group of tree that are closed togetherSteepy (L 4) ~ rise at a very sharp angle and is difficult to goupMadrigal (L 8) a song sung by several singers without anymusical instrumentsPosy (L 10) ~a small bunch of flowersKirtle (L 11) ~ gownEmbroider (L 12) ~ is the activity of stitching designs ontoclothGown (L 13) ~ is a dress, usually a long dress
  7. 7. Buckle (L16) ~ is a piece of metal attached to one end of thebeltIvy (L 17) ~ an evergreen plant that grows up walls or alongthe groundCoral (L 18) ~ a hard substance formed from the skeletons ofvery small sea animals. It is often used to make jewelryAmber (L 18) ~ is a hard yellowish-brown substance used formaking jewelerStud (L 18) ~ earringSwain (L 20) ~ a young man who is in love
  8. 8. Type of Work and Year of Publication. “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” is a pastoral lyric, a poetic form that is used to create an idealized vision of rustic life within the context of personal emotion. The Passionate Shepherd to His Love was published in  1599 (six years after the poets death).
  9. 9. The Passionate Shepherd to His Love settingChristopher Marlowe sets the poem in early spring in arural locale where shepherds tend their flocks.That can clearly be seen in the images drown in the poem“Valleys” “groves” “hills” “fields” “mountain” “rivers”“flowers”.
  10. 10. The Passionate Shepherd to His Love Rhyme, Form & Meter“The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” has a fairly simple form that fitsits simple theme and language. It consists of six stanzas with four lineseach, for a total of 24 lines.The predominant meter of the poem is iambic tetrameter. with eightsyllables (four iambic feet) per line .Ex: ........1................2...............3...............4 ..Come LIVE |..with ME..|..and BE | LOVEThe rhyme scheme is also simple : In each stanza, the first line rhymeswith the second, and the third rhymes with the fourth. {aabb ccdd eeffgghh iiaa jjaa }
  11. 11. The Passionate Shepherd to His Love summary of the whole poemIt is a pastoral poem as said before which is generally centered on the loveof a shepherd to a certain maiden. The shepherd pledged to do theimpossible only to make the female accept his pleas. The poem displayssexuality and imposes young love.The shepherd promises and offers many things to encourage the maiden,like romantic entertainment and clothing, as if the time will stand still.The nature seems to be idyllic too, as if the world is too safe and nothingcan go wrong.
  12. 12. The Passionate Shepherd to His Love AnalysisFirst stanza… The shepherd opens with an invitation to his love to come and live with him and they shall all the “pleasures prove". This immediate reference to pleasure gives a sexual tone to this poem , since He is not asking her to marry him but only to live with him. Some critics says that this invitation is of totally innocent, almost naive kind as the shepherd makes gently and directly calls to his love. The shepherd implies that the entire geography of the countryside of England "Valleys, groves, hills and fields/Woods or steepy mountains" will prove to contain pleasure for the lovers.
  13. 13. Second stanza… The second stanza suggests the perfect places were lovers  should enjoy there love as the poet remind . They will watch  shepherds feeding their flocks, or listening to waterfalls and  the songs of birds “Melodious birds sing madrigals”. This second stanza, if taken by itself, exemplifies the  traditional pastoral theme of the restful shepherd watching  his flocks, enjoying in quiet repose the countryside and all it  offers. It is the idealization of the pastoral form, in which  nature is safe, filled with "shallow rivers" and "melodious  birds." 
  14. 14. The third, fourth, and fifth stanzas… These three stanzas are a kind of list of the "delights" that the  Shepherd will make for his lady. The list of the things he will  make for his lady includes : "beds of roses" "thousand fragrant  posies," "cap of flowers," … The shepherd is like want to say: I will use roses to make beds  decorated with a thousand sweet-smelling posies for you to lie. I  will weave a flower cap, and make you kirtle fringed with myrtle  leaves. We pull out of the finest wool from our lambs to make a  pretty gown. And a pair of high-quality slippers will be made for  you, to keep you from being cold. On the slippers I will put  buckles, which was made of purest gold. Also, I will make you a  belt of straw and ivy buds with coral clasps and amber studs. If  these pleasure may touch your heart, come live with me and be  my love. 
  15. 15. The last stanza… The shepherd asks the lady again to  accept his offer if she  accept his offer finds that all the things he offers worth it . “The young  shepherd shall dance and sing in each May morning to delight  you, and if you may be touched by these delights, then live with  me and be my love”.
  16. 16. The Passionate Shepherd to His Love ThemeNature Idealization rather than realism : Marlowe paints a picture of idyllic nature without any of the real dangers that might be present. There are no responsibilities in this imaginary life. Themes of  youth, innocence, love, and beauty.Some critics says that the image drawn by the poet is given bad tendency toward life. The poet is like saying “enjoy the moment without worrying about the future”. The Unrealistic view of things may consider one of the themes of this poem . 
  17. 17. The Passionate Shepherd to His Love Images, Figures of Speech, Literary Devices The poem appeals to the senses of sight, sound, smell, and  touch.      "seeing the shepherds feed their flocks" --- sight  "melodious birds sing madrigals" --- sound  "a thousand fragrant poises, a cap of flowers"--- smell  "sit upon the rocks"--- touch   Images of "shallow rivers", "melodious birds", "roses", "pretty  lambs", and "ivy buds" evoke a nature that is pure and  blooming. Marlowe mixes images of objects made from  nature (beds of roses, a cap of flowers, a belt of straw with ivy  buds) with images of man-made objects (gold buckles, silver  dishes). His beloved thus will receive the best of both worlds.  
  18. 18. Supplement… Musical devices: The poem combines alliteration (The shepherds swains shall  dance and sing), rhythm, and rhyme to create a song-like  lyric.   the “ I " sound is repeated in the words "live", "love", "all", "hills",  "shallow", "flocks", "falls" and "myrtle"  the “ M " sound occurs in "mountain", "madrigals", "myrtle",  "lambs", and "amber"  the “ S " sound appears in the words "seeing", "shepherds",  "shallow", "roses", "sing", and "swains"  Tone Passionate, optimistic .
  19. 19. The Passionate Shepherd to His Love Speaker and ListenerThe speaker is a passionate shepherd. He promises to his love a fanciful,and somehow an unrealistic future. The shepherd does not rank high inthe society; he is probably not wealthy at all. However, he is a very poeticperson, he that imply possible proposal in the poetry. This statement isseen from words such as bed, slipper, and kirtle. Those daily used subjectsin the family.The listener in this poem is the shepherds lover. There are no clues on herpersonality or appearance.
  20. 20. Thanks for paying attention