Goblin Market - Study Guide The First Spring Day Summary & Analysis

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The First Spring Day Summary

The focus of this poem is the arrival of spring. The first verse concentrates on traditional springtime occurrences such as birds singing whilst looking for a mate, and spring flowers blossoming. The narrator wonders what will happen in the spring and whether she will be happy or disappointed. The narrator concludes the poem by saying that spring's arrival is inevitable but her happiness is doubtful. She hopes and prays that she will find happiness, either in this world or the next life.

The First Spring Day Analysis

The narrator associates spring with new life and happiness. Spring is metaphoric for new love and happiness. We know that the narrator has been let down in love before and that she is pessimistic about being happy again as she says, "I still am sore in doubt concerning Spring." Though the arrival of spring...

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