Andrew Marvell
Yorkshire, England
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Daphnis And Chloe

Rating: 2.8
Daphnis must from Chloe part:
Now is come the dismal Hour
That must all his Hopes devour,
All his Labour, all his Art.

Nature, her own Sexes foe,
Long had taught her to be coy:
But she neither knew t' enjoy,
Nor yet let her Lover go.
But, with this sad News surpriz'd,
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Susan Williams 23 March 2016
Daphnis and Chloe were ancient Greek foundlings, Daphnis raised by goats and Chloe by ewes. They were found by a goatherd  and a shepherd, each of whom kept a baby and raised it.Daphnis and Chloe fell in love when she rescued him from a pit dug to catch a wolf. Daphnis was then abducted by pirates, but rescued by Chloe again. They had lots of other adventures like this. At first Daphnis and Chloe's hopes of marriage were frustrated, and numerous misunderstandings hindered their passage to the altar. Finally Daphnis and Chloe were married, and lived happily ever after, giving their own son and daughter to be raised by goats and sheep. Pastoral subject matter, which tells of shepherds watching their flocks and playing simple music, was a popular form in Marvell's time, the 17th Century, and he wrote many poems in the genreHowever, Marvell's Daphnis and Chloe takes a different path. It does not relate to Longus's tale of the two lovers. Rather, in calling his poem Daphnis and Chloe, Andrew Marvell is using the names of the famous lovers as a colouring to his own tale of heartbreak. http: //everything2.com/title/Daphnis+and+Chloe
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