Chuck Wicks's Song 'Stealing Cinderella'

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When a man or a woman finds that one they love and want to spend their life with, it is a beautiful thing. Asking a father for his daughter’s hand in marriage is an example of respect and is part of a tradition. A girl’s first love is her father; he is the representation of a good man and sets an example of how a man should treat a woman. The song Stealing Cinderella by Chuck Wicks shows a perfect example of this and explores the tradition of asking for a blessing to marry. Chuck Wicks proves his point by using elements of poetry including content, rhyme scheme, tone, and symbolic and literal imagery. The content or theme of a song or poem is also known as the topic; this is what the song is about, the meaning of the song. The song Stealing …show more content…
Riding in and stealing Cinderella” (Wicks, 2008) is an example of a metaphor. A metaphor is a comparison of two different things. The boyfriend is being compared to “prince charming” but to her father he is just another person, not anyone special to him, yet. Imagery uses all five senses: hearing, taste, touch, smell and sight. Imagery in a piece helps the reader or listener to imagine the scene in their mind. The poetic elements symbolic imagery and literal imagery are both used in this piece to help represent the meaning of the importance behind becoming married. Symbolic imagery is where the words in the piece have a deeper meaning than they are stating, they are there to make a point. Sometimes the point with symbolic imagery you have to listen to the words and consider the meaning behind them. The same quote as used earlier in this paragraph “In her eyes I’m prince charming but to him I’m just some fellow. Riding in and stealing Cinderella” (Wicks, 2008), is an example of symbolic imagery, even though the most of the song is symbolic, this quote compares the man asking the father and the daughter as fairy tale characters Prince Charming and Cinderella. Literal imagery, where the word means exactly what they state is used in lines thirteen and fourteen “When I heard a voice behind me say “Now, ain’t she somethin son? I said “Yeah she’s quite a woman” (Wicks, 2008). These two lines mean what they say; the father emphasizes his daughter means the world to