The majority of the lyrics are illustrated throughout the video
‘ balcony of summer air’ – the shot shows Taylor Swift standing on a balcony
‘ see you make your way through the crowd’ – the male in the video is shown walking through the ball towards Taylor
‘ sneak out to the garden to see you’ – shows Taylor wandering outside looking for the male lead
An amplified message throughout the video is the idea of a ‘Love Story’ and this is shown in the narrative of the lyrics shown in the visuals throughout the video in a chronological order, like a story.
There are some close ups of Taylor Swift which show her emotions within the song
These close up’s are not used voyeuristically like they are used in other music videos
This video relates to other videos by Taylor Swift in the idea that it follows a narrative but the image of the film, set in a period of time and the use of flashbacks does not relate to other videos by Taylor.