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of or relating to the countryside

charmingly simple and carefree

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a musical composition that evokes rural life

a letter from a pastor to the congregation

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a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds)

relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle

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(used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically rustic

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12) The pastoral elegy is a subset of the genre of elegy that incorporates the conventions of pastoral poetry into the elegy's fabric.
In the years leading up to the Confederate secession, a more explicitly nationalist strain is apparent in much Southern pastoral poetry.
Instead of the couplet above Pope wrote: "That art is best which most resembles her [Nature], / Which still presides, yet never does appear" (Pope, Pastoral Poetry, p.
On the surface neither the sixth Eclogue with its dedication and the lengthy song of Silenus nor the fourth Eclogue seem completely at home in a collection of pastoral poetry.
One is that the English focus of the book put Irish writing outside its field of reference, so that Kavanagh's The Great Hunger, which Heaney here labels "anti-pastoral," is not included to supplement the sense created by the editors that pastoral poetry had simply lost its validity and force sometime in the nineteenth century.
It is in this mixing of subjective and objective that his pastoral poetry too was born.
6) For the notion that the pastoral represents a flight from the material world, see especially the work of Richard Cody, The Landscape of the Mind: Pastoralism and Platonic Theory in Tasso 's "Aminta "' and Shakespeare's Early Comedies (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1969); and Renato Poggioli, The Oaten Flute: Essays on Pastoral Poetry and the Pastoral Ideal (Harvard UP, 1975).
A THE phrase is first recorded in Robert Burns' 1793 work, Poem on Pastoral Poetry, which includes the line: 'Thou paints auld Nature to the nines.
Bosky, at any rate, indicates that Phyllis has been used in pastoral poetry and implicitly asks why Williams was not satisfied to use Phyllis Jones's own name.
Similarly, death (in the sense of "being dead") is the q uintessential image of an irrevocable state and thus represents absolute stasis, which is why laments for dead shepherds play another important role in pastoral poetry.
Nel primo studio viene riassunto il dibattito sul genere bucolico in una prospettiva comparatista, partendo dal Discourse on Pastoral Poetry di Pope e dal Discours sur la nature de l'eglogue di Fontenelle, e continuando con il contributo degli enciclopedisti alla definizione dello stile pastorale, inteso come moderatore delle passioni e come disimpegno.
Yet this was the age of Archimedes and Euclid, of Hippocrates and many other physicians, of the Epicureans and Stoics in philosophy, of Callimachus and Theocritus, the father of pastoral poetry, in literature.
The function of pastoral poetry is to translate to the plane of imagination man's sentimental reaction against compulsory labor, social obligations, and ethical bonds; yet, while doing so, it acts as the catharsis of its own inner pathos, and sublimates the instinctual impulses to which it gives outlet.
12), and all the other "genuine old-time mountain" folk in Chappell's narratives figure the same way that shepherds figure in traditional pastoral poetry, as a liaison between the pure and simple world of Nature and the complicated and impure urban world of the pastoral poet.
Eisenberg observes that pastoral poetry seems quite unaware of the possibility of pregnancy; the nymphs and shepherds couple without a thought of sorrow or of conception.