Christopher Marlowe's Poems

Walter Relegh - The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd Chirstophert Narlowe - The Passionate Shepherd to His Love

Compare and contrast the tone of both poems. What similarities do they have? What differences? Be specific.

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The Tone of passionate shepherd is one of romantic hope and promise while the reply poem is guarded and pessimistic. The girl knows that the shepherd cannot deliver on his promise of an eternal spring.