Pastoral Poem (Latin ‘pastor’ = shepherd)
A poetic picture of an imaginary country life full of happy people and idyllic events.
Eclogue – a poem about rural life
Idyll – a short pastoral poem in any form
Elegy – a lyric lamentation of death
Amoebaean poetry – verses spoke alternately by two speakers
Pastourelle – short narrative poem of the Middle Ages relating random encounters of a knight and a shepherdess