It is during his years at Cambridge that Marlowe is thought to have completed Tamburlaine the Great in two parts, both performed by and published in For the next six years, he devoted himself full-time to writing and participated widely in the literary and theatrical worlds. His most famous play, The Tragicall History of Dr.
Faustus , was performed during his lifetime and published in ; he is also known for such plays as The Famous Tragedy of the Rich Jew of Malta and Edward the Second. Despite the brevity of his career, Marlowe made an indelible mark on English literature.
He is considered by many to have established blank verse as the preferred meter of Elizabethan and Jacobean writing, and he was also a major influence on William Shakespeare , who was born in the same year. Marlowe had a reputation for violence, and much remains unknown about his government service and his political and religious beliefs.
On May 18, , the Privy Council issued a warrant for his arrest, but on May 30, he was stabbed by Ingram Drizer in a Deptford lodging house, allegedly during a dispute over a bill. Woodcocke, The Massacre at Paris E. Tamburlaine the Great R.
Leave this field blank. Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove That valleys, groves, hills, and fields, Woods, or steepy mountain yields.
Young country fellows whom the Passionate Shepherd promises will dance for his beloved. Writing and Publication Information.
Marlowe wrote the poem in or while attending Cambridge University at its Corpus Christi College. It first appeared in print in poetry collections published in and The meter is iambic tetrameter , with eight syllables four iambic feet per line. An iambic foot consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable.
The following graphic presentation illustrates the meter of the first stanza.
In each stanza, the first line rhymes with the second, and the third rhymes with the fourth. The poem contains seven quatrains four-line stanzas for a total of twenty-eight lines. Marlowe structures the poem as follows: Come live with me and be my Love, And we will all the pleasures prove 1 That hills and valleys, dale and field, And all the craggy mountains yield. There will we sit upon the rocks There will I make thee beds of roses And a thousand fragrant posies, The shepherd swains 7 shall dance and sing In Greek mythology, a symbol of love.
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