On the Value of Lycidas". New York Penguin Classics. Masterplots II Poetry 2002 MagillonLiterature Plus. The Death of Lycidas Brief summary of the poem Lycidas. Then, the speaker reminisces about how the speaker and a guy named Lycidas were shepherds together. Sadly, it turns.
Christopher Kendrick asserts that one's reading of Lycidas would be improved by treating the poem anachronistically, that is, as if it was one of the. The first twenty-two lines of “Lycidas” introduce Milton as a shepherd who uses a water metaphor to call on the Muses “sisters of the sacred well”.