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>Structural Analysis Of The Short Story “The Wedding Dance” By Amador Daguio

The short story “The Wedding Dance” happens in the mountains that belong in the one tribes. In that tribes they believe that they need to have a child before the seven harvest came, because they have a law that they need to follow. 

Characters Physical Description

 Protagonist: Awiyao -Husband of Lumnay, who wants to have a child. Lumnay – wife of Awiyao. Kabunyan – head of the tribe.

Madulimay – other woman of Awiyao that can help Awiyao to have a child. 

Methods Of Characterization

Indirect/Dramatic It is Dramatic because Lumnay cant have a child with Awiyao, and because of that, Awiyao has to marry someone who can give him a child. 

Point Of View: Amador Daguio write this story maybe because he already experience this kind of situation. 


The author will make this story to tell to other people that in their tribes, that wife and husband don’t have a child, the man will have a right to marry another woman. 

Exposition Awiyao is the husband of Lumnay. Madulimay is other woman that Awiyao will married. Kabunyan is the God of their tribes or the head.

Awiyao and Lumnay want to have a child, but one of them have a problem that they cannot produce a child they do all their best to have a child, until Awiyao get tired and find other solution for their problem. Complication Man vs. society, because in their tribes they have a law to follow, that a wife or husband must have a child. 


The short story “The Wedding Dance” refers to the couple wants to have a child. The couple are Awiyao and Lumnay. Both of them want to have a child but they cannot produce their own.

So, Awiyao find another woman to solve their problem and that is Madulimay. Resolution Awiyao married to Madulimay, for them to have a child. Ending Lumnay looked for a big rock on which to sit down. The bean plants now surrounded her and she was lost among them. 

Others Story Elements

Allusion The wedding dance it refers to the couple that they cannot produce a child named by Awiyao and Lumnay. Awiyao find other solution for their problem but its to difficult to Lumnay accept that solution. Flashback Lumnay always remember the fast, so she feel lonely, at last Lumnay are disappear. 

Figurative language 

1. Simile 

The gangsas beat through the walls of the dark house, like muffled roars of falling waters. 

2. Metaphor 

The 5th paragraph in the first page, the story fire played with strange moving shadows and lights upon her face. She was partly sullen but her sullenness was not because of anger or hate. 

3. Personification 

At the 2nd paragraph in the last page, the mountain clearing was cold in the freezing moonlight. The wind began to cough and stir the leaves of the bean plants. 

4. Imaginary 

Third paragraph in the first page. The woman who had moved with a start when the sliding door opened had been hearing the gangsas for she did not know long. 

Hearing the gangsas will be auditory. Mood The mood of the short story “The Wedding Dance “is emotional and respectful. Emotional because they suffer a problem that they cannot solve without sacrificing and respectful because atlast Lumnay respect the decision of Awiyao.

Tone The characters of the wedding dance play their part very emotion, because when you observe the some paragraph of the wedding dance you already feel the sadness.

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