"The man took another wife who had / two daughters, pretty enough / but with hearts like blackjacks. .The mirror toldand so the queen dressed herself in ragsand went out like a peddler to trap Snow White.She went across seven mountains.She came to the dwarf houseand Snow White opened the doorand bought a bit of lacing.The queen fastened it tightlyaround her bodice,as tight as an Ace bandage,so tight that Snow White swooned.She lay on the floor, a plucked daisy.When the dwarfs came home they undid the laceand she revived miraculously.She was as full of life as soda pop.Beware of your stepmother,they said.She will try once more. Anne Sexton died of self induced carbon monoxide poisoning win 1974. They didn't fully show how pissed the wicked queen really was and I believe Sexton was able to see this because not only is she a woman, but also a woman scorned. Astonishingly, they are as wholly personal as Anne Sexton's most intimate poems. This section contains 671 words (approx. Now onto the mocking portion, in the beginning of her poem the reader gets a clear sense of a mocking tone when Sexton is describing various from rags to riches stories. The fairy tale framework compels more structure and discipline from a poet accustomed to rambling (but often brilliant) confessional observation. Brothers Grimmappears in Entire collection Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859), often referred to as The Brothers Grimm, were German publishers of novellas and also credited with creating popularity for a large number of fairy tales, including Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, and Sleeping Beauty. Anne Sexton. Sexton’s revision brings the girl into the disrepute of being vain, witless, and irresponsible. By: ... including “Snow White,” “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Rapunzel,” “The Twelve Dancing Princesses,” “The Frog Prince,” and “Red Riding Hood.” Astonishingly, they are as wholly personal as Anne Sexton’s most intimate poems. I have ridden in your cart, driver,waved my nude arms at villages going by,learning the last bright routes, survivorwhere your flames still bite my thighand my ribs crack where your wheels wind.A woman like that is not ashamed to die.I have been her kind. One could assume a mother-daughter relationship, by the reaction to finding the Prince coming to see Rapunzel without Mother Gothel knowing. No matter what life you leadthe virgin is a lovely number:cheeks as fragile as cigarette paper,arms and legs made of Limoges,lips like Vin Du Rhône,rolling her china-blue doll eyesopen and shut.Open to say, Good Day Mama,and shut for the thrustof the unicorn.She is unsoiled.She is as white as a bonefish. It's almost as if Sexton wants her to die or perhaps she's just intensifying the scene for dramatic purposes to make the reader feel the fear. It's a good omen, they said, and will bring us luck. and the love, whatever it was, an infection. The dwarfs, those little hot dogs,walked three times around Snow White,the sleeping virgin. / I have kisses for the back of your neck. She is very direct and adds her own interpretation about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. She lived all her life in the Boston area. Then she asks for her lips and in return she will give angel fire". Search Tips. 2 pages at 400 words per page) View a FREE sample. To thrust all that life under your tongue!--that, all by itself, becomes a passion.Death's a sad Bone; bruised, you'd say. Sexton, I think, can't grasp the idea of a perfect fairy-tale because her upbringing was so harsh and depressing. anima, by underscoring the fact that she is not quite human. Using Anne Sexton's poems in Transformations (a take-off on fairy tales) as background reading, class participants will create a fairy tale (in any form) or another piece of work (poems, autobiography, story) to revise throughout the quarter. :) This hub too is very interesting. Wildcard Searching If you want to search for multiple variations of a word, you can substitute a special symbol (called a "wildcard") for one or more letters. Since you ask, most days I cannot remember.I walk in my clothing, unmarked by that voyage.Then the almost unnameable lust returns. The actual fairy-tale within the poem pretty much sticks to the Grimm version. The main difference between Anne Sexton Version and the Grimm tale version is Sextons version of Snow White refers to a lot of pop culture. She lived all her life in the Boston area. Anne Sexton was born Anne Gray Harvey in Newton, Massachusetts, on November 9, 1928. / It's not the prince at all, / but my father / drunkenly bent over my bed, / circling the abyss like a shark, / my father thick upon me / like some sleeping jellyfish." Another creative executive decision done by Sexton was the description of the wicked queen. These poem-stories are a strange retelling of seventeen Grimms fairy tales, including "Snow White," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Rapunzel," "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," "The Frog Prince," and "Red Riding Hood." Anne Sexton died of self induced carbon monoxide poisoning win 1974. These poem-stories are a strange retelling of seventeen Grimms fairy tales, including "Snow White," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Rapunzel," "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," "The Frog Prince," and "Red Riding Hood." Cherylann Mollan from India on April 08, 2014: First of all, I must say I'm very intrigued by your hubs. This could contribute to how Sexton was treated by her father, but there isn't enough intel to be certain. Andrew Spacey from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK on September 05, 2015: I enjoyed your take on Anne Sexton's fairy-tales, often dark and disturbing work that undoubtedly contain autobiographical elements, taboo still for some modern readers. have possessed the enemy, eaten the enemy. But now the queen saw brown spots on her hand. Here we see the father is still alive and well, unlike the Disney version where Cinderella is his world and when he dies the stepmother treats her badly and forces her into servitude. These poem-stories are a strange retelling of seventeen Grimms fairy tales, including "Snow White," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Rapunzel," "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," "The Frog Prince," and "Red Riding Hood." In Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the wicked stepmother, who was also the queen, became more jealous by the day when it appeared that Snow White was becoming more beautiful. Anne Sextons Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is actually an exposition of the weaknesses of women in mid-20th century America and not your usual fairy tale, and this is perhaps the greatest irony demonstrated by the poet. 332-341. In this remarkable collection of poems, Anne Sexton offers readers seventeen transformations of classic Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Nevertheless, Sexton’s late work was strongly inspired by common tradition and culture. and yet she waits for me, year after year,to so delicately undo an old wound,to empty my breath from its bad prison. https://makomoritest.wordpress.com/.../01/anne-sexton-transformations-2014 Include representations of the dwarfs -- in reality or with personified emotion. No matter what life you leadthe virgin is a lovely number cheeks as fragile as cigarette paper. It's only in the works of some writers that you get to see the world outside rose-tinted frames, and I absolutely love these artists! Anne Sexton's (née Gray Harvey) "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was published as part of a collection titled Transformations in 1971. Snow White, or Little Snow White as she is called in Grimm,7 is a child; Sexton says she is thirteen (S 16), in Grimm she is only seven (G 126). I like to think that poetry is big and strong enough to take anyone's confessions and help transmute them. However, Anne Sexton’s re-imaginings in her poetry collection Transformations are unique—slangy and irreverent, revealing new depths to the stories with which most people are so familiar. I really loved the way Sexton puts a confessional twist on these narratives by using the prologue to introduce a retelling that is produced from the same vein as the original tales. Anne Sexton's 'Transformations' was recommended by a friend and I am glad I acted on it. While in others she is merely mocking the 'beautiful' ones and how they fabricate the truth to keep everything looking neat and clean, when underneath it's far from perfect. Yet more controversy surrounded allegations that Anne Sexton had had an affair with the therapist who … When the dwarfs came home they undid the lace. Anne sexton was born anne gray harvey in newton massachusetts on november 9 1928. The United States of the Sixties and Seventies where Anne Sexton (1928-74) lived her life as a wife, a mother, and a poet, witnessed the rise of the second wave of the feminist movement; it seems only natural that Sexton’s poems should ex-hibit the influence of feminist principles. Perhaps Sexton kept the father alive because it played better to her story, maybe her father treated her like Cinderella's treated her. Print. Anne did the same to her Aunt. Home Who was Anne Sexton? Snow White escapes and find a place of refuge. Now once I discovered that Sexton had an odd relationship with an Aunt, cuddling for an hour in the afternoon and other hints of sexual abuse, Rapunzel became Anne. Jealousy. But that's speculation and not enough to holler child molester, so lets travel to the ending. filled them with skillets, carvings, shelves. For example, in the 2nd stanza she writes: "Let your dress fall down your shoulder / come touch a copy of you". I did not think of my body at needle point. The ending suggests being sexually abused during Briar Roses' unusually long slumber. lonely thing, twelve-fingered, out of mind. The Grimm version briefly mentions her as envious, when really she is enraged because of fear that Snow White would become more desirable. So she mocks the superficial fabricated idea of the happily ever after because in her world that's not real. In it, she describes the virgin Snow White, but in an odd way, as being "unsoiled". leaving the bread they mistook for a kiss. Sexton mocks characters like Cinderella and Snow White because they are weak and choose to be seen and not heard. Sexton opens the poem with an odd beginning, before the fairy-tale even begins the reader gets an uneasy sense that the older woman is being sexual with a younger girl; with lines like, "The mentor / and the student / feed off each other", "lie on the couch / and touch and touch", and "old breast against young breast", how can you push aside the idea of sex. Dec. 30, 2020. Snow white is one of the many fairy tale characters reinterpreted by sexton in her collection transformations. Leben und Werk. . Often, Sexton accomplishes these “transformations” by contradicting the stereotypes, traditional roles, and outdated portrayals of femininity featured in the Grimm fairy tales. The way they see the world is very raw and real, and I enjoy that. Write a rendition of Snow White (using a different title) with characters representing a traditional nuclear family: father, mother, siblings. In the poem she refers to the sexual awakening using animals. These poem-stories are a strange retelling of seventeen Grimms fairy tales, including "Snow White," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Rapunzel," "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," "The Frog Prince," and "Red Riding Hood." These poems about fairy tale characters - Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin et al, peel away the layers of what you thought you knew, and really resonate. Transformations by Anne Sexton is a contemporary retelling of well known and foundational fairy tales. Some will make you laugh and some will disturb you, but they'll stay with you after the book is back on the shelf. Then further in the opening this older woman asks for things; to be held, but the way lovers hold one another. This scene just seems so sensual and sexual, the language is too beautiful not to be interpreting sex. Those who wish will present their work in class for critique. Anne Sexton (* 9. Stylishly, in the white season,we come here wearing awkward logson our feet, to skate on icebergs,to ride pulleys into the skyand ride the sky down. History of Fairytales Summary of Transformations Extra, Extra! and yet she waits for me, year after year. It's like she's saying women who have had sex are tainted and dirty, they're soiled. Astonishingly, they are as wholly personal as Anne Sexton's most intimate poems. Anne Sexton's personal experiences serve as the bases for her feminist works. Translations and Transformations of Snow Women as Exiles: Lafcadio Hearn's "Yuki-Onna" and Anne Sexton's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" She told themabout the mirror and the killer-queenand they asked her to stay and keep house.Beware of your stepmother,they said.Soon she will know you are here.While we are away in the minesduring the day, you must notopen the door. In only a few transformations we can see Sexton actually becoming the character within, in order to deal with the nightmares of her life. She had to be an idiot, but the absolute best description was how Sexton showed Snow White to be like every other woman: "Snow White held court, / rolling her china-blue doll eyes open and shut / and sometimes referring to her mirror / as women do." In my opinion she was the best because she spoke my language and no in tongues. I am the spool that unwoundwhile riding the sky down, that waitsnow to ride the pulley back into the sky,that comes here, stylishly,each weekend, for the same trickin the white season. projection. Then mocks Cinderella's happily ever after as a false love, by showing the lovers as being put on display in a museum. In this poem Sexton channels her inner Grimm and goes to a dark and bloody place, describing less but perfect fairy-tale. Snow White. Anne Sexton, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (This text is a Transformation of the Grimm’s version of Little Snow White) Whilst searching for an analysis of Anne Sexton’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs I came across the following blog which I found particularly interesting. The seven dwarfs could not bring themselvesto bury her in the black groundso they made a glass coffinand set it upon the seventh mountainso that all who passed bycould peek in upon her beauty.A prince came one June dayand would not budge.He stayed so long his hair turned greenand still he would not leave.The dwarfs took pity upon himand gave him the glass Snow White--its doll's eyes shut forever--to keep in his far-off castle.As the prince's men carried the coffinthey stumbled and dropped itand the chunk of apple flew outof her throat and she woke up miraculously. Now her next image comes off as sexual and damn near shocking, "shut for the thrust / of the unicorn". Astonishingly, they are as wholly personal as Anne Sexton's most intimate poems. (T: 8) All the harm done to Snow White in the source text does not apply to her own actions; in other words she is a victim of her stepmother’s evil, not a culprit. Sextons description of the horrified trip to the Seven Dwarfs was on that brings the fairy-tale to life: "At each turn there were 20 doorways / at each a hungry wolf / ... / birds called out lewally / ... / snakes hung down in loops, / each a noose for her sweet white neck." The dwarfs returned and took out the comb. I've always liked Plath's poetry, now I must read Sexton's! Sexton's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Poem Conclusion Sexton uses sarcasm to prove her point. The second part of the poem retells a traditional fairy tale. Perhaps "Rapunzel" isn't just about the fairy-tale, but maybe Sexton had fantasies about her own daughter. When the queen finishes consuming the heart she says, "Now I am fairest" and then begins "lapping her slim white fingers". and went out like a peddler to trap Snow White. They only tell of the happy times and the times of romance, never the struggles of a real relationship and what it takes to make it work. She opened her eyes as wide as Orphan Annie. She refers to Snow White as a "dumb bunny" being to naïve to notice the wicked Queens many plots to kill her. Snow White walked in the wildwoodfor weeks and weeks.At each turn there were twenty doorwaysand at each stood a hungry wolf,his tongue lolling out like a worm.The birds called out lewdly,talking like pink parrots,and the snakes hung down in loops,each a noose for her sweet white neck.On the seventh weekshe came to the seventh mountainand there she found the dwarf house.It was as droll as a honeymoon cottageand completely equipped withseven beds, seven chairs, seven forksand seven chamber pots.Snow White ate seven chicken liversand lay down, at last, to sleep. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Anne Sexton- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More No matter what life you lead the virgin is a lovely number: cheeks as fragile as cigarette paper, arms and legs made of Limoges, lips like Vin Du Rhône, rolling her china-blue doll eyes open and shut. Another part further down that proves this father is rejecting his daughter is when we read what he brings back from town for Cinderella: "Her father brought presents home from town, / jewels and gowns for the other women / but the twig of a tree for Cinderella." Sexton gets animated with the scene and is in my opinion rather funny. After taking a single bite, the servant finds himself endowed with the power to speak with and understand the speech of animals, which leads him on a quest to prove himself and test his new abilities. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Anne Sexton- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More, The Sleeping Beauty Blog: Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty) by Anne Sexton, Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty) - Anne Sexton. the Grimms, albeit for a different purpose, portrays Snow White as the ultimate . N.p., Bibliographic information Just like Anne, Rapunzel grew more interested in the male species and dumped or planned to dump Mother Gothel. Now in her re-write there isn't any real notion of woman on girl action. To thrust all that life under your tongue!--. the furniture you have placed under the sun. Since you ask, most days I cannot remember. Bring me her heart, she said to the hunter. However, Anne Sexton’s re-imaginings in her poetry collection Transformations are unique—slangy and irreverent, revealing new depths to the stories with which most people are so familiar. She helps bring the queen to life and shows how her vanity and envy consume her and "pump in her like poison". I walk in my clothing, unmarked by that voyage. Phrase Searching You can use double quotes to search for a series of words in a particular order. It proves that women are devious snakes ready to strike, just like the queen. These poem-stories are a strange retelling of seventeen Grimms fairy tales, including Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin, Rapunzel, The Twelve Dancing Princesses,... Free shipping over $10. She uses this to mock the women of her society, and even the women of today. She is very direct and adds her own interpretation about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The beginning reminds me of the poem Sexton wrote for her daughter "Little Girl, My String Bean, My Lovely Woman". Prezi’s Big Ideas 2021: Expert advice for the new year; Dec. 15, 2020. .Once more the mirror toldand once more the queen dressed in ragsand once more Snow White opened the door.This time she bought a poison comb, a curved eight-inch scorpion,and put it in her hair and swooned again.The dwarfs returned and took out the comband she revived miraculously.She opened her eyes as wide as Orphan Annie.Beware, beware, they said,but the mirror told,the queen came,Snow White, the dumb bunny,opened the doorand she bit into a poison appleand fell down for the final time.When the dwarfs returnedthey undid her bodice,they looked for a comb,but it did no good.Though they washed her with wineand rubbed her with butterit was to no avail.She lay as still as a gold piece. . They stood on tiptoes to watch Snow White … Buy a cheap copy of Transformations book by Anne Sexton. Then at the end of her fairy-tale Sexton describes Cinderella's from rags to riches story and it seems to me very sarcastic: "Cinderella and the prince / lived, they say, happily ever after, / like two dolls in a museum case / never bothered by diapers or dust, / never arguing over the timing of an egg, / never telling the same story twice, / never getting a middle-aged spread, / their darling smiles pasted on for eternity. / Sit on my knee. I too have been a student of literature and decided to use that to create interesting hubs about some of my favorite writers and Plath an Sexton are 2 of my favorites. Plus, free two-day shipping for six months when you sign up for Amazon Prime for Students. and once more Snow White opened the door. She recieved the 1967 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her third collection, Live or Die (Houghton Mifflin, 1966).She taught at Boston University and at Colgate University, and died on October 4, 1974, in Weston, Massachusetts. Another image of the queen brought to life was when the hunter brought back the heart. Translations and Transformations of Snow Women as Exiles: Lafcadio Hearn's "Yuki-Onna" and Anne Sexton's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" On the other hand, the poem is titled “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” by Anne Sextons. Up to 90% off Textbooks at Amazon Canada. Finally Sexton tackles the fairy-tale. Yes. but dazzled, they can't forget a drug so sweet. It is, in my estimation, her finest work. As she makes clear in the first poem "The Gold Key", Sexton assumes the persona of the storyteller for this collection, calling herself a "middle-aged witch" with "my face in a book and my mouth wide, ready to tell you a story or two." I have gone out, a possessed witch,haunting the black air, braver at night;dreaming evil, I have done my hitchover the plain houses, light by light:lonely thing, twelve-fingered, out of mind.A woman like that is not a woman, quite.I have been her kind. leaving the page of the book carelessly open,something unsaid, the phone off the hookand the love, whatever it was, an infection. Anne Sexton's (née Gray Harvey) "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was published as part of a collection titled Transformations in 1971. Transformations, Anne Sexton’s 1971 collection of poems, is a portal. She also asks for the young girls skin, so that she can "open it up and listen in and scoop out the dark". From The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton, published by Houghton Mifflin Company. The front cover, our entrance, is a drawing of a peasant and a raven, taken from the Brothers Grimm tale “The Little Peasant.” During a storm, a traveling peasant seeks shelter at a mill. Even the cornea and the leftover urine were gone. I decided to paste it and made the most interesting parts in bold: 10/16. "Cinderella" is another mock on how people believe fabricated stories of the happily ever after. No matter what life you leadthe virgin is a lovely number cheeks as fragile as cigarette paper . In that poem there are hidden signs of a mother abusing her daughter sexually. It's agood omen,they said, and will bring us luck.They stood on tiptoes to watchSnow White wake up. She is beautiful — so beautiful that the dwarfs cannot bring themselves to bury her (S 130). Yes. https://www.amazon.com/Transformations-Anne-Sexton/dp/061808343X Finally, Briar Rose escapes her father’s restrictions and implied abuse and begins to heal from her past on her own terms. Some will make you laugh and some will disturb you, but they'll stay with you after the book is back on the shelf. of her throat and she woke up miraculously. Anne Sexton's Transformations explores fairy tales through a critical and often sarcastic lens. Making this haunting nightmare into a fairy-tale makes it fake, as if it never happened. The opening of the poem is one of creativity. Balanced there, suicides sometimes meet,raging at the fruit, a pumped-up moon,leaving the bread they mistook for a kiss. Here I picture an older woman standing naked in front of a younger girl, asking her to remove her clothes and to touch another woman. In her poem with the death of Cinderella's mother she gets pushed aside and neglected. The main difference between Anne Sexton Version and the Grimm tale version is Sextons version of Snow White refers to a lot of pop culture. There was some relationship, but it wasn't clear as to what it was. Snow white poem by anne sexton. They were wise and wattled like small czars. Anne Sexton: A Biography. Robert Levine from Brookline, Massachusetts on December 09, 2014: Nice pun in the title, Brittany. The woodland scene is another awesome animated scene. Once there was a lovely virgincalled Snow White.Say she was thirteen.Her stepmother,a beauty in her own right,though eaten, of course, by age,would hear of no beauty surpassing her own.Beauty is a simple passion,but, oh my friends, in the endyou will dance the fire dance in iron shoes.The stepmother had a mirror to which shereferred--something like the weather forecast--a mirror that proclaimed the one beauty of the land.She would ask,Looking glass upon the wall,who is fairest of us all?And the mirror would reply,You are the fairest of us all.Pride pumped in her like poison. She wants to persuade the audience that the princesses are sexist and are making the men stronger than women. "Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs" is defiantly one that mocks. Right from the opening of "Snow White," the first story in Transformations, Anne Sexton proclaims her flip irreverence, her surprising images, her hints at sexual secrets in a Barbie world: No matter what life you lead the virgin is a lovely number: cheeks as fragile as cigarette paper, arms and legs made of Limoges, lips like Vin Du Rhone, rolling her china-blue doll eyes open and shut. and brought a boar's heart back to the castle. Sexton’s “Rapunzel” Anne Sexton wrote her Transformations collection after she noticed her daughter’s fascination with Grimm 's’ stories. Each poem is split into two parts. Sexton reconstructs these tales in a modern way by giving them a prologue. Anne Sexton may well have had Disney’s transformation scene in mind when her wicked queen condemns Snow White to be “hacked” to death after … These poems about fairy tale characters - Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin et al, peel away the layers of what you thought you knew, and really resonate. Even then I have nothing against life.I know well the grass blades you mention,the furniture you have placed under the sun. Snow White ate seven chicken livers and lay down, at last, to sleep. It … She recieved the 1967 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her third collection, Live or Die (Houghton Mifflin, 1966). Sexton brings the poem to women everywhere, in any time and place, and humanizes them. I have rested, drooling at the mouth-hole. She was once a victim of the society's stereotypical view of women. She paints them to be dumb-founded and have a permanent blonde complex. Snow White, likewise, exacts revenge on the evil queen who has tried to murder her three times, forcing her to dance on red-hot roller skates until she burns to death. Blog. Snow White is one of the many fairy tale characters reinterpreted by Sexton in her collection Transformations. A research aim of this paper is to establish how Anne Sexton transforms female characters, like Snow White, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, and Red Riding Hood, in her postmodern works of reversed, redescribed, and deconstructed meanings. When first attacking her transformations of the Brothers Grimm Fairy-Tales, I took them as sarcastic spins on the happily ever afters. / That's another kind of prison. Another transformation poem that describes some point in Anne's life is "Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty)". It's a good omen, they said, and will bring us luck. The miller’s wife is home alone, and she gives the peasant food, drink, and apparently much more. This text also helped to understand that narrator in Snow-White but in the book Transformations as a whole. "Rapunzel" is the most interesting transformation of the bunch. In this poem, Rapunzel", Sexton seems to pay close attention to the words and phrases she uses. I have found the warm caves in the woods. This Study Guide consists of approximately 27 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Transformations. The short story is titled “Little Snow-White” by The Brothers Grimm, translated by Margaret Taylor in 1884. A large number of fairy tales deal with the theme of jealousy. The poem follows the familiar events of the story for the most part including her time with the Seven Dwarves and her death by poison apple delivered by the disguised evil queen. The New York Times These poem-stories are a strange retelling of seventeen Grimms fairy tales, including "Snow White," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Rapunzel," "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," "The Frog Prince," and "Red Riding Hood." She reminds me of the fat uncle on thanksgiving, consuming the whole turkey and savoring every last drop even the juice on his finger tips. Looking glass upon the wall . : Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs poem by Anne Sexton. 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