Allusion in The Passionate Shepherd to His Love

Allusion Examples in The Passionate Shepherd to His Love:

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"myrtle..."   (The Passionate Shepherd to His Love)

Myrtles are frequently associated with the gardens of ancient Greece because the plant was sacred to both Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, and Demeter, the Greek goddess of the harvest. This allusion aligns the image the speaker constructs with traditional poetic imagination rather than with the reality of nature.