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Dance of the Merry There is no better dance than a dance of joy Whether its the joy of having fun knowing the right moves or being in an altered state dancing is an important part of every culture all around the world Most people might agree that a poem about a dance has never been so exquisitely well written as in The Dance considering the length of the poem and the elements used The author William Carlos Williams employs a variety of literary devices to empower his poem We can feel the clumsily rhythmic dancing almost as well as the peasants in the picture because of Williams brilliant imagery Williams describes the instruments of the merry folks with human qualities that provide whimsical images of celebration Not only do the dancers go round and around with their dance but the poem prances a lofty waltz we receive a vision of joyful drunkenness in peasantry life Williams uses enjambment to make the poem dance alluringly To set the feel of the poem Williams makes the end of each line continuing onto the next Kicking and rolling about the Fair Grounds swinging their butts those shanks must be sound to bear up under such The only part where an idea ends at the end of the line is the final line In Breughels great picture The Kermess This mesmerizing effect allows the poem to flow continuously and roundly as if it were dancing around The poem only contains 2 periods the rest it seems randomly speckles with commas creating a varied pace In turn this adds to the deliberate gawkiness of the piece This makes it seem as though it is the painting that describes the poem The author brings the instruments to life using personification Williams proposes that even the instruments are tipping their bellies and are off balance during this time of celebration The squeal and the blare and the tweedle of
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