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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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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 English.
In his youth, Kingo wrote a series of poems picturing humorous scenes in village life as well as a pastoral poem entitled "Chrysillis.
Pastoral poems 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is a classic example--but for Rebecca Dunham, the pastoral tradition's benign portrayal of humans at one with nature is no longer valid.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.
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.