Over hill, over dale,
|, thorough brier,|
|Over , over pale,|
|Thorough flood, thorough fire,|
|I do wander everywhere,||.|
|than the moon’s sphere;|
|And I serve the fairy ,|
|To dew her orbs upon the green;|
|The cowslips tall her be;|
|In their gold coats, you ;|
|These be , fairy —|
|In those live their savors.|
|I must go some dewdrops here,|
|And hang a pearl in every cowslip’s ear.|
This poem is portrayed as an elegant song from a fairy in a vibrant flashy manner. In this poem there is a fairy that keeps going around and spreading dew droplets on every flower she come across. These flowers are known as cowslips and she is spreading dewdrops on the,. She refer those flowers as her "fairy queen." Cowslips are the queen pensioners which mean that the queen is giving away something in return just like an employee gets a pension in return of his services to his employer at work. The poem is all about a fairy serving the fairy queen. Her job is to make everything pretty and put dew drops over the cowslips.
It is obvious that the theme of this poem is the life and job of a fairy. Shakespeare diction shows how long ago this was written, and how the fairies communicate. In the beginning Shakespeare uses repetition of the word over to stress how the fairies really catered to the fairy queen and the cow tails. He uses imagery a little to describe what the cocktails looked like, "in there gold coats." The tone of this seems to be exhausting due the fairies going "over here, over dale... over park, over pale." It gives the readers a mood of sadness for the overworking fairies. In my opinion i feel bad for the poor little fairies, and this poem makes me believe this mythical creature a little.