The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe

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Can you list some of the far-fetched promises Marlowe's passionate shepherd makes?

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The speaker promises her everything her heart could ever desire. I have copied the poem here, and my analysis appears in brackets every few lines as necessary.

Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove

(He promises her "all the pleasures" not only be promised, but realized, "proved".)

That valleys, groves, hills, and fields,
Woods, or steepy mountain yields.
And we will sit upon rocks,
Seeing the shepherds feed their flocks,

(They will live a life of ease, watching others work while they lounge.)

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