Unformatted text preview: The Shepard tries to court the Nymph through many promises of love and material items like “Thy gowns, thy shoes, thy beds of Roses.” The Nymph doesn’t believe that these things will last but instead “Soon break, soon wither, soon forgotten” nor do they appeal to her. Just as these promises and material items will not last neither will the love the Shepard has to offer the Nymph. She believes that all of those things along with their relationship will fade and change as the seasons do. Their relationship will change as time goes on from “fancy’s spring” to “sorrow’s fall.” When it comes to love the Nymph’s glass is half empty rather than half full. [260 words] Works Cited. Sir Walter Ralegh, The Nymph’s Reply....
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- Spring '07
- Interpersonal relationship, Walter Raleigh, Nymph, Nymph’s Reply, Sir Walter Ralegh