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what is (steepy mountain yields) ?

Christopher Marlowe's (The Passionate Shepherd to His Love) poem:

That Hills and valleys, dales and fields,
And woods or steepy mountain yields

What does (steepy) mean in simple English? and does (yields) mean crops? if not, the what does it mean?

For learning: English
Base language: English
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    steepy is not actually a's just used in a poetic sense here to mean 'steep' and 'yield' is another word for crop.

    I agree with Re Marie. Note that Marlowe probably used "steepy" because by adding an extra syllable, both the first line and the second line now have exactly eight syllables. This makes the poem sound more balanced and rhythmically pleasing.

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