Symbols in The Passionate Shepherd to His Love

Symbols Examples in The Passionate Shepherd to His Love:

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"beds of roses..."   (The Passionate Shepherd to His Love)

Roses are often used in poetry to symbolize romantic love and affection. By making her a bed of roses, Marlowe’s speaker means that he will make the most idyllic place for her to sleep. Marlowe coined this term, “bed of roses,” which has become an English idiom that means a situation will be easy or pleasant.