Goblin Market - Song Summary & Analysis

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Song Summary

This is a short and simple poem about nature and love. The narrator describes different pairs found in nature; butterflies, lilies and doves, and comments on how perfect and beautiful they are. The second verse looks at couples in love, describing how natural they seem in the summer sun. The poem ends on a darker note by suggesting that these couples haven't considered the approach of night.

Song Analysis

On first reading Song we are led to believe that this is a positive and optimistic poem about love and pairs being found naturally in nature. However, a closer second reading shows that this poem does contain a negative twist in the last line. The narrator reminds us in the final line that all good things must come to an end and happiness cannot last forever.

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