Would you consider the nymph a realist or romantic in "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" by Sir Walter Raleigh?

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I find the nymph much more realistic than romantic.

Let's first clarify the difference between realists and romantics.

Those with realistic perspectives, like the nymph speaking in the poem, see things as they are. They don't imagine fanciful versions of reality; they just accept it the way it is and recognize the sad realities of life. In the words of the Oxford English Dictionary, realists "regard things as they really are, rather than how they are imagined, or desired to be, sometimes to the point of cynicism."

On the other hand, those with romantic perspectives, like the shepherd to whom the nymph in the poem is speaking, see the world in a more sentimental, optimistic, and imaginative way. They like to...

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