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Thus, this simple, unadorned, superficially pastoral poem, in its slow revelation of meaning, turns ugly, Gothic, and Greek: There's a hint of a revised Oedipus Rex here in the son's self-blinding discovery of his father's tryst with the son's "woman," Tjose.
Maddalena Campiglia (1553-1595), however, is not speaking of her biological but rather of her literary daughter, the pastoral poem known as Flori.
Sebastian de Cordoba transforms a pastoral poem to doctrinal ends by showing sinful humankind moved by the fear of hell or the hope of heaven to repent his sinful ways.
The pastoral poet and the pastoral poem are both intertextually--that is, critically--obsessed with the tradition.