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Four Critics’ Perspective of Theodore Roethke's Elegy for Jane - Four Critics’ Perspective of Theodore Roethke's Elegy for Jane More than forty years after her untimely death, Jane Bannick breathes again--or so it seems while reading about her. Jane's unfortunate death in an equestrian accident prompted one of her professors, the poet Theodore Roethke, to write a moving poem, "Elegy for Jane," recalling his young student and his feelings of grief at her loss. Opinions appeared almost as soon as Roethke's tribute to Jane, and passages about the poem continue to appear in articles and books....   [tags: Elegy Jane Essays]
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Influences and Sources of Theodore Roethke's Elegy for Jane - Influences and Sources of Theodore Roethke's Elegy for Jane In "In Memoriam A. H. H.," a new kind of elegy with roots in the elegiac tradition, Tennyson writes, "For words, like Nature, half reveal/And half conceal the Soul within" (1045). The truth of Tennyson's statement appears in Theodore Roethke's "Elegy for Jane: My Student Killed by a Horse." Roethke conceals much about himself as a person yet reveals much about himself as a poet when he puts his grief into words. Without knowing something of Roethke's personal and professional life, one would think that a student named Jane was the sole inspiration for this moving elegy; however, in The Glass House, the poet's biographer, Allan Se...   [tags: Elegy Jane Essays]
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Self-Expression in Theodore Roethke's Elegy for Jane - Self-Expression in Theodore Roethke's Elegy for Jane Theodore Roethke demonstrates an abiding honesty toward the facts of his experience. Roethke, who was one of America's teaching poets before his death, was self-absorbed, and his poetry derives much of its imaginative strength from his quest for that communion joining self and creation (Mills 527-28). In "Elegy for Jane," one of his most successful poems, he blends his grief for his student Jane Bannick with his childhood memories, his students' experiences, and his role as teacher....   [tags: Elegy Jane Essays]
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The Storm by Theodore Roethke - The Storm by Theodore Roethke      The descriptive poem written by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Theodore Roethke, deals with an aggressive storm and all its effects on the environment: the surrounding nature and the people experiencing it. The storm is described in a disorganized manner to highlight the big chaos the storm causes. Nature is precisely illustrated, because it reacts on the storm and thus is an important factor for the description of the storm. The people simply give an extra dimension to the poem, and the theme of men versus nature in the form of a storm....   [tags: Storm Poem Theodore Roethke Essays] 1315 words
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Theodore Roethke's Root Cellar - Theodore Roethke's "Root Cellar"      Theodore Roethke was raised in Michigan, where cities and towns are woven with lakes, streams, and rivers. This atmosphere gave Roethke a “mystical reverence for nature,” (McMichael, 1615) and allowed him to take a grotesque image and transform it into natural magnificence. A great example of this is Roethke’s poem “Root Cellar.” The poem describes a cellar, which most people would consider to be a death-baring, cold place. Instead, Roethke gives the dungeon life and enchantment....   [tags: Root Cellar Theodore Roethke Essays] 710 words
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Theodore Roethkes Poem Sale - When you first read it, Theodore Roethke’s poem “Sale” seems like it is about a house that is empty and for sale. The metaphors, similes, connotation, and personification show the sadness of the house and the more important point. The poem is actually about the death of a grandfather and everything in the house seems to remind him of his grandfather and how his grandfather was an abusive man to him and the rest of his family. He is trying to let go lost memories. In the beginning of the poem Roethke writes, “-And an attic of horrors, a closet of fears.” (1.4)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1327 words
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Contrasting Love in To His Coy Mistress and Elegy for Jane - Contrasting Love in To His Coy Mistress and Elegy for Jane     If one is interested enough to look, one can find twenty-eight definitions for the word "love" in the dictionary. Such a broadly-defined word has no doubt contributed to the diverse array of poems which all claim (legitimately) to be about "love". Two such poems are "To His Coy Mistress", by Andrew Marvell, and "Elegy for Jane", by Theodore Roethke. Both poems are clearly love poems; however, the types of love that each one represents are quite different....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Theodore Roethke: A Brief Biography - “Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley” ("Theodore Roethke Quotes."). This quote by Theodore Roethke demonstrates his persistence and his determined mindset that helped Roethke throughout his difficult life. Theodore Roethke did not grow up expecting to become a major American poet. He intended to become a lawyer, however during college Roethke discovered that being a lawyer was not the right profession for him. It was at this time that he came to realize his love for poetry....   [tags: American poets]
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The Unforgettable Waltz by Theodore Roethke - “The Unforgettable Waltz” My Papa’s Waltz is a powerful poem written by Theodore Roethke. The title of the poem set my expectations on a poem about someone dancing with their father. As I read the poem, I noticed my expectations were not equivalent to the poem’s actual content. The author’s creative use of words in the title enhances the poem. My Papa’s Waltz consists of four quatrains written in an abab rhyme scheme. Quatrains are stanzas that contain four lines. The abab rhyming scheme means line one and three rhyme and lines two and four rhyme....   [tags: childhood experience, expectations]
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Paradoxical: Theodore Roethke's The Waking - In Theodore Roethke’s self-reflexive poem, “The Waking,” the speaker considers the brevity of life experienced within the constraints of time, while contemplating the uncertainties encountered by an individual, who realizes an earthly and a spiritual nature, in the face of the unknown realm of what lies beyond what the human eye can see. The speaker employs unique imagination and figurative language, and the rhyming patterns and refrains of the poem’s outer form enact the speaker’s feelings about the cycle of life, as the plot of the “The Waking” transcends both time and space....   [tags: Literary Techniques, Introspective]
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The Protagonist in Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser - The picture of the protagonist that Theodore Dreiser’s novel, Sister Carrie, portrays is only a half-truth. By examining Sister Carrie’s character, she is readily deemed as passive, weak, and full of superficial desires and yet in this profoundly inert nature lies the seed for the greater expression of an artistic soul. However, this realization is only drawn out by Ames’s archetypically scholarly eyes (the intelligent but withdrawn engineer); bringing forth the powerful and intimate beauty that Carrie possesses, which without a photograph, the reader would forever remain blind to....   [tags: Theodore Dreiser]
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Theodore Roosevelt's Shaping of America - Theodor Roosevelt, our 26th president, was a gruff politician who had a huge impact on America. He is known for his accomplishments in the political, social, and business world during the Progressive Era. His accomplishments helped shape America, and because of this influence, he is one of the faces found on Mount Rushmore. Theodor Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858, in New York, New York. As a child he was frail and timid, and as a result, most of his education was through tutors in his home before he went to college....   [tags: Theodore Roosevelt, USA, history,] 1075 words
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The Actual Meaning of My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke - The Actual Meaning of "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke Poetry is made to express the feelings, thoughts, and emotions of the poet. The reader can interpret the poem however they see fit. Critics are undecided about the theme of Theodore Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz." Some people believe that the poem is one of a happy exchange between a father and son. The more convincing interpretation is that it has a hidden message of parental abuse. Careful analysis of the keywords and each individual stanza back up this theory of child abuse by a violent and drunken father....   [tags: Papa's Waltz Essays Paprs Roethke ]
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My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke - ... While the father and the son are playing around dancing they are also messing up the house as well. Messing up the kitchen will make any mother mad and that is what happens next. Of out any other place in the house the kitchen is the woman’s throne room. “The hand that held my wrist was battered on one knuckle; at every step you missed my right ear scraped a buckle (Roethke).” In lines 9-12 you can tell that the father has came back from a long day of work. The father’s job has to be doing something with his hands because of the battered knuckles....   [tags: poem review]
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Wish For A Young Wife, by Theodore Roethke - “Wish for a Young Wife”, by Theodore Roethke, may seem to be more than just a simple epithalamium, for the way the poet presents his writing compels the reader to question his true intentions. Nevertheless, although it is easy for the reader to trip down this path, a closer reading, in which one pays particular attention to aspects such the poem's imagery, rhyme scheme, meter, and parallelism, allows them to acknowledge that as the poet appreciates his wife and elaborates on what he wants for her, it is in fact the ambiguity of the poem that doubles the effect of his sincerity and love for his young wife....   [tags: Epithalamium, Deriving Theme] 1456 words
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My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke - ... This gives us yet another spin on our emotions. This pattern is repeated throughout this poem, and the waltz soon spins fast out of control to a point where we can only focus on the sequence of whirling emotion rather than coherent overall feelings. This leads to the positive and negative reading. On the positive note, it shows a hardworking father who returns from work and playfully dances with his son that he loves before taking him to bed. The whiskey on his breath is not necessarily negative due to the factors of the working class culture in 1948 when this poem was published....   [tags: poem analysis, drunken father] 684 words
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Elegy for Himself - Elegy for Himself Tichborne was not even thirty when he was executed and his bitterness at his life ending almost before it is begun can be seen. 'And now I die and now I am but made:' He was sentenced to death for being part of a Catholic plot to murder Elizabeth. He wrote this poem just three days before he was to meet with death. The tone of Tichborne's poem is one of regret and sorrow that his life is being ended before it's time and that what is left of his life will be very unpleasant. In Elegy For Himself we can tell that its verses are sextains - six lined verses with a rhyming scheme ababcc....   [tags: Elegy for Himself Chidiock Tichborne Essays] 790 words
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Theodore Roosevelt and His Contributions to the World - Theodore Roosevelt was a man that made great contributions to this world. He was born on October 27, 1858 in New York City. He was given the nickname Teddy by his family. His parents were Theodore and Martha Bulloch Roosevelt and he had three brothers and sisters. Their names were Anna, Elliot, and Corinne and they all had nicknames just like Teddy Roosevelt. In 1865 he watched Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession from his grandfather’s house. He attended Harvard College and graduated in 1880. His father died of stomach cancer before Teddy Roosevelt could graduate from college....   [tags: Theodore Roosevelt, presidents, USA, ] 779 words
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Roethkes Use of Tone - Roethke's Use of Tone      Childhood experiences seem to be the ones that are recollected most vividly throughout a person's life. Almost everyone can remember some aspect of his or her childhood experiences, pleasant and unpleasant alike. Theodore Roethke's poem "My Papa's Waltz" suggests even further that this concept could be true. The dance described in this poem illustrates an interaction between father and child that contains more than the expected joyous, loving attitude between the two characters....   [tags: My Papa's Waltz Poems Poetry Essays]
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Theodore Roethke and The Waking - Theodore Roethke and The Waking In describing the way he receives life's lessons and learned experiences, Theodore Roethke uses repetition of two different sentences and a simple rhyme scheme to help the reader understand his outlook on how to endure life. The two sentences repeated throughout the poem are "I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow" and "I learn by going where I have to go" [with slight variation in the latter]. "I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow" shows up in stanzas 1, 2, 4, and 6 and figuratively means that Roethke awakens in the morning and learns from the day's experiences....   [tags: Waking Essays] 494 words
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Analysis of Poems by Theodore Roethke and Robert Hayden - ... The line "with a palm caked hard by dirt" (Roethke) tells the reader this. His father has been out working and stopped by the bar for a drink or maybe he was drinking whiskey at home. However, he takes the time to participate in a bedtime ritual for his son. This is important. This time of playfulness between father and son is something that his son cherishes. "But I hung on like death" tells us how much he wanted to keep up with his father and is exaggerated to show the playful nature. And even though, the dance becomes somewhat painful when the boy's ear scrapes his father's belt buckle, the boy still holds on....   [tags: Child, Father] 974 words
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Analysis of My Papa’s Waltz by Theodore Roethke - The poem “My Papa’s Waltz” written by Theodore Roethke the speaker is reflecting on a childhood memory that he and his father shared. This poem has two different interpretations and theories of the relationship between the speaker and his father. Some people such as myself view it as a loving relationship between father and son. Others view it as riddled with undertones hinting at an abusive relationship between father and son. There are instances in the poem that contribute to both of the theorized meanings of the poem....   [tags: Son, Relationship, Abuse] 560 words
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Roethke's Smart Balance of Joy, Fear and Tension in His Poem "My Papa’s Waltz" - Inevitability at one point in most of our lives we have to deal with some type of hardship. A lot of us have experienced first hand or known someone who has had the unfortunate experience of dealing with a close friend or family member who becomes abusive and aggressive because of drug or alcohol related problems. My Papa’s waltz is a poem that tells the story of a young boy dealing with an abusive father and a broken home. Despite the initial light atmosphere of the poem Theodore Roethke uses strong and powerful language to convey an underlined meaning to their dance....   [tags: My Papa’s waltz, poetry, Theodore Roethke, alcohol] 700 words
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Analysis of My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Rothke - Analysis of My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Rothke My Papa's Waltz is by Theodore Rothke it is about a childhood memory written later in his lifetime. Theodore Rothke's dad was an alcoholic drunk. Theodore Rothke went through a period where he was depressed and mentally unstable. Theodore Rothke was fascinated by the nature of the world; many of his poems were about this subject. Some people who read My Papa&'s Waltz come to the conclusion that it is about a drunken abusive father. However, I think when he was writing this he was reminiscing about a good childhood memory from when he was around seven years old....   [tags: My Papa's Waltz Theodore Rothke Essays]
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My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke - My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke Throughout the poem, "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke, many techniques are used to show that there are furious conflicts between a father and his son. Roethke uses the word waltz in the title to relate to the beating of the son. I believe that the poem is altogether a negative poem, as described by the words and phrases the author uses. To begin, the author immediately states that the father is a drunk. Roethke says, "The whiskey on your breath / Could make a small boy dizzy"....   [tags: Free Example Essays] 413 words
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Dancing around the Truth of My Papa’s Waltz - The poem, “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke, is about a boy reminiscing about an incidence with his father. From the beginning, this poem states the conflict between a father and son involved in a rambunctious dance, but as it continues, the story suggests the dance may actually be a physical altercation. Within the line, “Such waltzing was not easy,” is the proposal this is not a singular incident, but rather a routine ritual between the boy and his father (Line 4). The speaker is an adult recollecting, to himself as the audience, a childhood memory of an incident with his father....   [tags: Theodore Roethke, Poetic Analysis]
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The Violence of Child Abuse in My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke - ... Hence, it can be predicted that the mother and their son are waiting in the kitchen for the father to return from work leading to the poem ultimately set in the kitchen. There are many sensory details that can be portrayed through this poem. A waltz is a type of dance in which couples sway back and forth as they go round and round. A reader’s emotions do the same throughout the poem. The poem is like a seesaw of emotions, “where the elements of joy (the figure of the waltz, the playful rhymes, the rhythm), are balanced against the elements of fear” (Fong 78)....   [tags: poem, sensory, drunken]
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