Christopher Marlowe's Poems

what promises is he making ?

In this poem

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If you are referring to "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" the speaker promises the delights of life in a rural setting. Written in the pastoral tradition the poem uses images from nature to suggest life at its fullest. Birds singing and shepherds dancing suggest a life filled with artistic pleasures and the beauty of nature. The speaker uses these images to persuade his beloved to join him in a pleasure-filled life.