Which line in this poem indicates that the poetic speaker is hopelessly in love? love, born in greece, of late fled from his native place, forc’d by a tedious proof, that turkish harden’d heart is no fit mark to pierce with his fine pointed dart, and pleas’d with our soft peace, stayed here his flying race. but finding these north climes do coldly him embrace, not used to frozen clips, he strave to find some part where with most ease and warmth he might employ his art: at length he perch’d himself in stella’s joyful face, whose fair skin, beamy eyes, like morning sun on snow, deceiv’d the quaking boy, who thought from so pure light effects of lively heat must needs in nature grow. but she most fair, most cold, made him thence take his flight to my close heart, where while some firebrands he did lay, he burnt un’wares his wings, and cannot fly away.


The lines in the poem “Astrophil and Stella” suggest that the poetic speaker has a hopeless love:

1. “And pleas’d with our soft peace, here remained his flying race.”

2. “When he could use his art with ease and warmth:”

3. “Deceiv’d the quaking boy, who thought from such pure light”

4. “But she gave me the coldest, it was cold, then took her flight to my close heart, where there were some flags he made,”

5. “He does not burn his wings, nor can he fly away.”

Sir Phillip Sydney wrote the sequence of the “Astrophil and Stella” specifications inspired by his relationship with Lady Penelope. It is a sequence of poems depicting the development of Astrophil’s love for Stella. He has a great love for Stella and describes her beauty, intellect and wisdom in the sonnets.