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Irony in The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd

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"honey tongue..."   (Text of the Poem)

The phrase “honey tongue” means sweet talk. In this context, it refers to the sweet poetry and elaborate metaphors that the shepherd uses to woo his love. While the shepherd uses these metaphors to convince the woman that he will love her forever, these lines show that his wooing ironically makes her think of his inconstancy, rather than his constancy.

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