Song of Songs¶
Song of Songs is also known as The Song of Solomon or Canticles, and the Hebrew title literally means Solomon’s Song of Songs. It’s a beautiful poem that celebrates romantic and physical love in marriage, highlighting the diving origin of such love and demonstrating that human sexuality can be pure, wholesome and beautiful.
There are three characters:
The bride — usually referred to as She or Beloved
The bridegroom — usually referred to as He or Lover
Their friends — usually referred to as Friends
The colorful imagery, back-and-forth conversation, and lack of a strong sequential plot means it’s hard to agree on a structure, but it can be helpful to think of it as having three main parts: courtship between two lovers, the wedding procession and vows, and their maturing marriage.