“For Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime,
Young Lycidas, and hath not left his peer.
Who would not sing for Lycidas? ”
Here, Milton laments on the loss of his friend.
He also portrays village life with excellent natural images, “Symbols of poetic fame; as their berries are not yet ripe.” In pastoral life, he presents his friend as a shepherd living in idyllic setting and natural elements lament on his death.