What is the conclusion of "The Waltz"?

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That's a slippery question. The specific dance that the narrator is talking about (and suffering through) ends, but the story doesn't really conclude. Instead, it loops back to the beginning for a fun and painful irony. All she wants to do is get this dance over with, but when it comes to the end, she says again, " "I'd simply adore to go on waltzing," and the whole thing starts over again. In other words, we don’t get a real ending.

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