Pastoral literature of the english renaissance the pastoral is a literary style or type that presents a conventionalized picture of rural life, the naturalness and innocence of which is seen in contrast to the corruption and artificiality of city and court.
In literature and other artistic media, a mode is an unspecific critical term usually designating a broad but identifiable kind of literary method, mood, or manner that is not tied exclusively to a particular form or genre examples are the satiric mode, the ironic, the comic, the pastoral, and the didactic. Pastoral literature: pastoral literature,, class of literature that presents the society of shepherds as free from the complexity and corruption of city life many of the idylls written in its name are far remote from the realities of any life, rustic or urban among the writers who have used the pastoral convention.
Considering the tendencies of literary devices as regards their transformation and reformulation in fiction, the challenge of this paper lies in discovering the particular usage of the pastoral literary mode in the novel and also to demonstrate how, taking into account the use of anti-pastoral, it outclasses the classically known application of former.
Pastoral poetry and pastoral comedy pastoral (from pastor, latin for shepherd) refers to a literary work dealing with shepherds and rustic life pastoral poetry is highly conventionalized it presents an idealized rather than realistic view of rustic life they also expanded the pastoral mode to include the romance and drama. Pastoral elegies may also include such elements as a procession of mourners digressions on a topical issue (frequently satirical) flower symbolism the use of a refrain rhetorical questions the pastoral elegy was still practiced by 19th-century romantic and victorian poets see eg shelley's adonais and arnold's thyrsis.
Elements of pastoral literary mode in alan hollinghurst’s the swimming-pool library summary: this essay's purpose is to explore the use of the pastoral technique as a specific dominion for english homoerotic literature, focusing on alan hollinghurst’s novel the swimming-pool library.
Viewed alternately as a genre, mode, or convention in poetry (as well as in literature generally, art, and music), the pastoral tradition refers to a lineage of creative works that idealize rural life and landscapes, while the term pastoral refers to individual poems or other works in the tradition.