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Papa Waltz (825) + The Road Not Taking (1091)

            In every poem you can find their own message. In every
message there is also symbols that are used to describe and show what the
author is trying to get the reader to understand. In both poems “My Papa Waltz”
and “Barbie Doll” the authors use a poem and use an object or action that
seemed to function as a symbol. In both poems I had to pay attention to pacing. Had to see if I found
myself speeding up as I continued to read through the poems? Slowing down? If
my pacing fit the speaker’s situation and internal state of mind? While reading
I wanted to discover how the pacing of my readings affected the story and the
emotional flow; with this I also was able to look deeper into “My Papa Waltz”
and “Barbie Doll.”

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            My first take in “My Papa Waltz,” was
that it was just a simple dance with a father and daughter but as I continued
to read I realized that the waltz was happening with a father and his son. After
reading every line with a slow pace and with emotion I noticed that multiple
things in this poem could be a symbol. The “dance” with the father is represented
symbol as it is used throughout the poem and is also used as the title as a
type of dance. As I read each line carefully, I made note to each line that I
thought were effective emotionally and referred to the symbol “dance”. Such as:


Line 4: The speaker is
coming ideal out and revealing to us that he won’t not have a fabulous time in
this little move. The waltz isn’t simple for him, which is putting it mildly.
On the off chance that, as the line before appears, the kid needs to hold tight
“like death,” the waltz must be startling, not simply
“difficult.” In the event that we think about the waltz in the sonnet
as an expanded allegory for the connection between this father and his child,
the child could compose that his whole association with his dad wasn’t too


Lines 5-6: Now we
discover that this waltz is really a frolic – the dish are sliding from the
rack in the kitchen, and most likely making a significant ruckus. Sounds like
amusing to us, be that as it may, recollect, the waltz isn’t simple for this
little child.


Lines 9-10: Father keeps
fouling up and missing advances, scratching his child all the while. This could
be an illustration for the father’s slip-ups, all things considered, which
could hurt his child in nonphysical routes too.


Lines 15-16: This is
evidently the last move of the night, as it’s the child’s sleep time. In any
case, he wouldn’t like to relinquish his dad’s shirt right now. This picture,
father whisking the child away to bed, demonstrates that, regardless of how
intense the waltz was, this child still adores his daddy.

            The “Barbie Doll” was a bit harder for me to read. I read
lines about three times to get a better understanding of them. As I read there was
certain phrases that caught my attention and I felt like there were as meaningful
as a symbol would be but just in phrases, such as :


 Lines 19-20

“In the casket displayed
on satin she lay

with the undertaker’s
cosmetics painted on”

To make things
considerably creepier, we see her lying on beautiful “glossy silk”
and all done up by the funeral director. So even in death the poor young lady
can’t avoid being whined with and made-up to seem as though somebody else. Notice
too that she’s “showed” on glossy silk like a type of doll. So now
we’re perceiving how the girlchild has been made to resemble the very dolls she
was given to play with. We see her not as a person here, but rather more as a
protest or toy that may be “showed” in a way that makes every other
person feel good. “Painted” in line 20 facilitates the speaker’s
feeling of the girlchild being a sort of doll with a painted on confront. In
death (as in life), she’s not treated like a man, but rather a thing.  Another stanza that caught my attention was :



Lines 23-25

“Doesn’t she look pretty?
everyone said.

Consummation at last.

To every woman a happy

Our speaker truly
effectively expresses her idea in these last lines. Regardless of most of the
mutilation, sexualizing, and the debasement of the young woman’s appearance,
individuals still give her what they accept is the best compliment of all:
“Doesn’t she look beautiful ?”Obviously we hear the speaker’s wry
tone some more in these lines, complementing the ludicrousness of what we’re
really observing and hearing here. The young lady’s dead and still made to
resemble a doll but then everybody thinks everything is awesome in light of the
fact that she looks beautiful with her phony putty nose and hot nightie (that
is apparently concealing the way that, you know, she has no legs). The
fulfillment and “glad consummation” sounds like the direct inverse to
us now. We know superior to every other person since we comprehend that there’s
not all that much or “glad” about a dead ruined young lady who’s
sexualized and made-up to resemble a doll. We recognize what the young lady was
truly feeling while invigorated and how abused and dehumanized she felt from
the beginning. We likewise hear the speaker’s mockery some more in line 25 when
she says “to each lady a cheerful completion,” as though ladies are
all the same and are dealt with all things considered. Inasmuch as you tell a
lady she’s beautiful, she’ll be upbeat and do whatever she’s advised to
do—regardless of whether it implies her demise. Before the end we’re truly
feeling what the speaker is stating in this ballad. In raising young ladies to
be minimal more than tamed dolls that serve and satisfy their general
surroundings, we basically deny them their humankind. We’re not purchasing
young ladies off the racks, all things considered. However there’s a piece of
society that treats them like life-sized dolls. Also, in denying them the
privilege to their own mankind and uniqueness, we’re practically saying that
they’re not worth much to us, in any condition. With everything taken into
account, this sonnet conveys a cruel message. Unfortunately however, it’s still
truly pertinent, given that things like this still exist.