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    poem “The Passionate Shepherd to his love” is a pastoral and romantic poem by Christopher Marlowe that has a focus on the Shepherd’s love. The speaker of the poem is the Shepherd. The poem “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd” is a poem by Sir Walter Raleigh in response to Marlowe’s poem. A Nymph is the speaker of the poem. Raleigh’s poem is a direct mockery of Marlowe’s poem and all the claims and promises he makes in it. The two poems have a focus on the themes of nature, time, love, and life. Raleigh’s poem “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd” contradicts and/or challenges Marlowe’s view on each of the themes. In the poem “The Passionate Shepherd to his love,” it starts off with the line “Come live with me and be my love” (1). The Shepherd starting the poem off this way sets the tone for what he wants which is a lover. In the line, he doesn’t propose marriage, which means he likely doesn’t want the commitment. Since he doesn’t ask for marriage or a relationship it can be assumed he wants physical pleasure. The next line of the poem he explores the idea of experimenting with all the pleasures that he and his love could experience. In Raleigh’s poem “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd,” the Nymph starts the first stanza off…

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    Aerwyna Alternate Ending

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    cold in the heat as she sat down against a tree. Remember. Remember. But Quinn just couldn't. If she was child of nymph and god, why didn't anyone know who she was? She had no idea how to remember. She slowly tugged her armor off to reveal her clothing. She wasn't a huntress, or a goddess. She was Quinn, and everyone didn't believe her. Why couldn't she just be mortal? Why was her memories taken away? Maybe someone took it from her. Artemis and Aerwyna kept saying it, nymphs don't get amnesia.…

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    Fireflies, lightning bugs, photurinae, all one in the same, all of these names are for one insect; the lovely, summer night firefly that children chase around and put in jars for a little lamp. Owl City’s song “Fireflies” describes the idea of a child’s lifelong dream of catching a jar full of fireflies and having a living nightlight, but as we all know the fireflies that are caught end up dying sooner rather than later. This song tells of how so many people just hurry through life and don't…

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    Comparing The Nymphs

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    The poems are similar in the way that they both focus on love throughout the text. The differences are the way they perceive love and the things they link to them. Each of the two have differents things they want to convey to the reader but they go along the same route as far as how they choose to write. These poems have very similar ways but also very different ways. The poems compare with love and contrast as well. Each of the two discusses love using their own views on it.The shepherd has a…

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    W.B. Yeats once said, “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” Walking up the stairs, through the window I could see an orb of light in the forest start to shine, and a wood nymph revealed itself. “The forest has sent me to you today, let’s heal the rabbit and I’ll be on my way”. Immediately I ran down the stairs of my house ready for an adventure. Grabbing the injured rabbit I bolted toward the light that had started to flicker. Reaching the edge…

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    Nymphs In Greek Literature

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    The presence of Nymphs in Greek literature and religion is everywhere; from whom people pray to, to the way they impact the stories of authors, and all the way to impacting how people speak like Socrates and Homer. Describing what a nymph is however, is a very difficult process. In Greek literature and religion, the main way of identifying a nymph is the formula “Daughter of Asopos” (Larson 4). Other common ways of identifying these divine beings are if they are the daughter of Zeus or other…

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    Gupta from the Federal Mistreating of Nymphs. “Some people create their own storms, then get upset when it rains.” Using this quote it seems like I am going against Echo but I am trying to help her. It seems like that this whole problem is all Echo’s fault that she helped the God of the Sky but it was Zeus who had asked her to help him run away from his wife. Echo deserves a lesser punishment because Zeus had asked Echo for help and Hera was being a jealous goddess when Hera took away Echo’s…

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    status. Although this can be seen as true, Sir Walter Raleigh’s poem “The Nymphs Reply to the Shepherd” decides to reject this idea. Throughout the poem the nymph explains why she cannot be the shepherds love ultimately rejecting…

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    Adolpe William Bouguereau, Nymphs and Satyr (1873). Oil on canvas Adolpe William Bouguereau born in November 1825, La Rochelle, France, and he died in August 1905. Adolphe Bouguereau considers one of famous French academic painters of the great classical period. Later he won the prix de Rome; He was able to studying the art in Italy. May be for that reason he was masterful command of the human form, delicate colors and enchanted light brought the souls and spirits of his subjects to…

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    Calypso: A Sea Nymph of Selfishness or Passion? Calypso [Kalypso, Kalupsô], written as Καλυψω in Greek, was the sea nymph in Homer’s epic, The Odyssey. the only context in which she is referred to. Her name, when translated, means “to conceal” and her father was Atlas, the titan who held up the sky. She lived on the island Ogygia, in which she was placed a prisoner for helping her father during the battle of Olympians and Titans. Calypso is mostly symbolized as a diversion, a force that keeps…

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