1. a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life
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  • This same poetry as of a higher kind of eclogue characterizes the second of the great works undertaken by Raphael at the command of Leo The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss
  • [Footnote 1: 'Petrarch, finding nothing in the word eclogue of rural meaning, supposed it to be corrupted by the copiers, and therefore called his own pastorals aeglogues, by which he meant to express the talk of goatherds, though it will mean only the talk of goats. Life Of Johnson
  • It is long since it became no wonder to us that the greatest and in fact the only, real pastoral poet should have been a Sicilian; but it is a marvel indeed, that, having forgotten to bring his _Eclogues_ with us, we cannot, through the whole of Sicily, find a copy of Theocitus for sale, though there is a _Sicilian_ translation of him to be had at Palermo. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 56, No. 345, July, 1844
  • An eclogue is a poem in a classical style on a pastoral subject. Poems in the genre are sometimes also called bucolics.
  • Myths about rural life are as old as the Greek eclogues and as modern as the L.L. Bean catalog.
  • His first works are called the Eclogues, a collection of pastoral poetry done in the same meter as the Aeneid (dactylic hexameter).
  • To someone looking for resources to carry him through another round of suffering, the setting seems to foreclose all possibility of future piscatory eclogues.
  • Eclogue, Boswell is simply a drunk and a puppy, and Wolcot identifies more explicitly with the impatient paternal authority of Johnson himself. 'Manlius to Peter Pindar':Satire, Patriotism, and Masculinity in the 1790s
  • Now in Virgil's early poem, the Sixth Eclogue, the speaker explains that the writing of pastoral poetry is the stuff that young poets do.
  • Like his choice of the theme of ordering or improving a garden, Marvell's choice to draw on the tradition of the messianic eclogue needs to be seen in the changing context of who in his own time was claiming to be ushering in a new age.
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