There is also a contribution on Boccaccio's pastoral poem
, Il Ninfale Fresolano, in which the interplay of water and the legendary fate of the lovers, one human, the other a nymph, is explored.
Edmund Spenser's series of 12 eclogues, The Shepheardes Calender (1579), is the first outstanding pastoral poem
In his youth, Kingo wrote a series of poems picturing humorous scenes in village life as well as a pastoral poem
typically celebrate the beauty of the great outdoors--Wordsworth's "Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey" is a classic example--but for Rebecca Dunham, the pastoral tradition's benign portrayal of humans at one with nature is no longer valid.
The interruption of the strictly pastoral setting of Poems 1-3 and 7-9 by three less pastoral poems
in 4-6 has led Duckworth to see a division of the book in groups of three poems as a central structural feature: that is, Poems 1-3, Poems 4-6 and Poems 7-9, leaving the last poem to stand alone as a conclusion to the whole collection.
I don't want to go into the cliche of pastoral poems
The Eclogues, an earlier collection of ten short pastoral poems
, has Theocritus as a model, and of course the Aeneid takes up where Homer ended.
Similarly, Spolsky juxtaposes her reading of Othello, which stresses the Moor's misguided imagination of Desdemona's infidelity, with a trio of early modern pastoral poems
that ingratiatingly offer potentially helpful instruction about the dangerous entanglements of sex and violence.