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The Passionate Shepherd To His Love | Study Guide

Christopher Marlowe

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Overview

Author

Christopher Marlowe

Year Published

1599

Type

Poem

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

The speaker of the poem is a shepherd in love with an unnamed young woman. He is trying to convince the woman to live with him and enjoy the pleasures of his rustic life.

Tense

"The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" is written in a mixture of the present and future tenses. When the speaker imagines what his life will be like with his love at his side, he uses the future tense.

About the Title

The poem's title refers to the speaker (the passionate shepherd) romantically addressing his beloved.

Summary

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