Christopher Marlowe's Poems

Walter Relegh - The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd

In stanzas 2 - 4, what images does the poet present to demonstrate the Shepherd's love? Are they convincing? Why or why not?

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The poet presents an eternal spring of earthly pleasures. He shepherd promises flowers that won't die and a sun that will always be shining. These promises are not convincing, as the girl is well aware of: all things die. The world is transient and, “soon break, soon wither”