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pastoral

emanating from or pertaining to the use of land for pasture.

pastoral rearing
raising of young, after weaning, on pasture where they are more susceptible to nutritional deficiencies and parasitic infestation than young reared indoors.
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If so, Diana could serve again to illustrate the view that pastoral literature "plays a distinct and a distinctive part in the history of human thought and the history of artistic expression" (Greg 8).
from examining how pastoral texts mark off space and time, we can see more clearly how pastoral literature creates its fictive enclave.
Putting on the disguise crucial to the workings of pastoral plots, urban emigres from the hinterlands thus mimic the shepherds who appear in traditional pastoral literature, playing the roles denied them back home in an attempt to realize their lyric gifts and locate their true selves.
Professor Jehenson, well known for her work on pastoral literature, and Professor Dunn, a renowned Golden Age Hispanist, have joined forces.
Barillas contends that "the appeal of pastoral literature derives, in large part, from its insistence on particularities both local and personal" (xiv), and in the ensuing chapters Barillas focuses on just such elements.