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    Exclamation now what is love by sir walter raleigh

    can you plz explain to me that poem..???plZ....


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    Re: now what is love by sir walter raleigh

    What do you think the poet is saying? Take each verse - it starts with a question, followed by the answers that the "Shepherd" gives, and ending with a statement that this is what love is.


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    Re: now what is love by sir walter raleigh

    A Description of Love

    Now what is love? I pray thee, tell.
    It is that fountain and that well
    Where pleasure and repentance dwell.
    It is perhaps the sauncing bell
    That tolls all into heaven or hell:
    And this is love, as I hear tell.

    Yet what is love? I pray thee say.
    It is a work on holy-day;
    It is December matched with May;
    When lusty bloods, in fresh array,
    Hear ten months after of the play:
    And this is love, as I hear say.

    Yet what is love? I pray thee sain.
    It is a sunshine mixed with rain;
    It is a tooth-ache, or like pain;
    It is a game where none hath gain;
    The lass saith no, and would full fain:
    And this is love, as I hear sain.

    Yet what is love? I pray thee say.
    It is a yea, it is a nay,
    A pretty kind of sporting fray;
    It is a thing will soon away;
    Then take the vantage while you may:
    And this is love, as I hear say.

    Yet what is love, I pray thee show.
    A thing that creeps, it cannot go;
    A prize that passeth to and fro;
    A thing for one, a thing for mo;
    And he that proves must find it so:
    And this is love, sweet friend, I trow.

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