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The Passionate Shepherd to His Love and The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd: A comparison 'The Passionate Shepherd to His Love' was written by Christopher Marlowe. The poem refers to a shepherd's request to somebody he loves urging them to live with him. Marlowe uses imagery to describe the scene round the shepherd and his love. The shepherd attempts to convince her how happy they will be, surrounded by "mountain returns" and "groves" in stanza one. Marlowe does not only use imagery in his poem but he also describes the aroma 'And a thousand fragrant posies.' He creates a tranquil setting by describing the harmonious sound in the second and third stanzas. 'Melodious birds sing madrigals.' In the third stanza the shepherd tells his love that he is going to give her anything she wants if she lives with him. The shepherd names amazing clothes in an attempt to persuade her, 'Fair lined slippers for the cold, With buckles of the purest gold.' In the fourth stanza the shepherd believes that he has succeeded in compelling his love to reside with him. He describes what he believes to be a vision of their potential, pulling wool out of pretty lambs together conveying a sense of unity. The beginning of stanza five is realistic as the shepherd gives to give his love 'a belt of straw and ivy buds'. But towards the end of the stanza he says he'll give her 'coral clasps and amber studs' that is totally unrealistic because he's a cop who'd not be able to manage such presents. In the shepherd's desperation, he resorts to materialism as he thinks this is the only way his love will be returned. The second poem 'The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd' written by Sir Walter Ralegh is the reply t.. .