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Goblin Market Chapter Summary & Analysis - A Pause of Thought Summary

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A Pause of Thought Summary

A Pause of Thought explores the hope that an unrequited love might one day be returned. The first verse describes the sinking feeling experienced when realising that your love isn't reciprocated. The narrator describes the determined nature of youth and their unwillingness to give up on love.

The hope that the love will be returned remains the focus for the next three verses. At times the narrator feels like giving up and can't see the sense in yearning for a love she will never be able to have. However, youth and hope triumph over cynicism and the narrator remains optimistic that there is a chance her love may be returned.

In the last verse the narrator chastises herself for her hope, which she now realises is futile. Despite the futility of the love and the recognition of this she is still...

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