John Marlowe And Raleigh By The Sense Of Nature Not Always Being An Answer

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Williams draws upon and transforms the central ideas established in the poems of both Marlowe and Raleigh by including the sense of nature in his poem and referring back to statements made in previous poems. For example in stanza one, line four "What can the small violets tell us that grow on furry stems in the long grass among lance-shaped leaves?" (Raleigh was right, Williams) refers to nature agreeing with Raleigh 's poem "The Nymph 's Reply to the Shepherd" about nature not always being an answer. Marlowe includes alliterations, and rhyme schemes as a part of his structure that help develop a central idea in his poem, although rather than using alliteration Williams will repeat words such as country, and long ago. Williams does not include alliteration in his poem because he believes that love is so similar to nature in a sense that if nature dies, so will love. He expresses that love is dead by using Raleigh 's poem as an example of how love soon dies. An example in the text of how Williams uses repetitive words to get his point across in replacement of alliteration would be in line one, stanza one "We cannot go to the country for the country will bring us no peace" (Raleigh was Right, Williams) as well as in stanza 2 lines 11 and 12 he states "long ago! Long ago!" What Williams is trying to convey is that the country may have once been peaceful and within time it no longer was. Because not only does he use "long ago" but he also says "not now" because of the past…

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