Zju at 12:9:44 11/19/97 from c549-12.svdcc.fju.edu.tw
|In the first and second stanza, we can find
that the son and his father didn't dance very well
,So they bumped the pans on the kitchen shelf.
And we also can find some clue about his mother's
attitude or relationship with the boy. When the
pans fallen down from the shelf, mother's
countenance become very unhappy. So I think that
his mother was a solemn person, she didn't like
to play with them. This poem also revealed that
the boy was more closed to his father.
And from the third stanza the boy described
the hands that held his wrist was battered on one
knuckle; this maybe implies that his father worked
very hard to support their family.
Does the sentance"You beat time on my head
with a palm caked hard by dirt," means that they
were too impatient to wait to dance when his
father coming home? So he had no time to wash his