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Misinterpretations of a Waltz in My Papa’s Waltz - "Misinterpretations of a Waltz" in My Papa’s Waltz   "We romped until the pans / Slid from the kitchen shelf" (5-6). In numerous poems different readers vista a variety of ways to interpret what poems actually mean. This is very much true in Theodore Roethke's poem "My Papa's Waltz." The quote mentioned has caused many misconceptions about what the poem; "My Papa's Waltz" actually refers to. The two superior interpretations of critics are that Roethke's poem describes abuse or a dance. The abuse seems much more apparent in "My Papa's Waltz" because of the language that Roethke uses....   [tags: My Papa's Waltz Essays] 656 words
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Imagery in My Papa’s Waltz - Imagery in My Papa’s Waltz   Donald Hall describes the use of imagery in poetry as a device that "makes us more sensitive to [literature], as if we acquired eyes that could see through things"(p 530). Imagery creates vivid details that deal with one's sense of sight, sound, touch, smell, or taste. These details can be seen in Theodore Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz" because the senses of touch, sight, sound, and smell appeal to the reader in order to better explain the feelings of each character in the poem....   [tags: My Papa's Waltz Essays] 703 words
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Desperate Love in My Papa’s Waltz - Desperate Love in My Papa’s Waltz Angry words, punches, and belt buckles each may be thrown when a drunken parent becomes frustrated with his or her child. On the other hand, alcohol can also cause people to exuberantly sing or dance. In the poem "My Papa’s Waltz", Theodore Roethke describes the latter situation in a literal sense. However, a closer look at Roethke’s choice of words, the poem’s imagery, emotions, and irony reveals a painful and confusing encounter between a boy and his drunken Papa....   [tags: My Papa's Waltz Essays]
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A Defining Moment in My Papa’s Waltz - A Defining Moment in My Papa’s Waltz   An older boy remembered his father, a hardworking blue collar man. He remembered how his father would walk into the home each evening with scraped hands and perspiration stained shirts. His father was a tough man. He was the kind of man that refused to go to the doctor and rarely hugged his children. Yet, he was a good man. The boy remembered how his father provided for the family and often times his smallest actions proved his paternal love for them. One particular memory stood out among the rest....   [tags: My Papa's Waltz Essays] 673 words
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My Papa’s Waltz - Battered Knuckles - My Papa’s Waltz - Battered Knuckles    Many people look back on memories with a pleasant slant. A backpacker may love to go to the mountains, but every time that person ventures out he encounters a blizzard. The weather is not always conducive to the backpacker and can cause great discomfort. However, when the hiker returns to his normal routine he usually forgets about the bad experience so that he can continue loving the mountains and happily plan his next adventure. Similarly, Theodore Roethke's, "My Papa's Waltz" is a poem about a man who tries to make a horrible event into something much more pleasant to think about....   [tags: My Papa's Waltz Essays]
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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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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 - That's not just coke in Dad's glass - My Papa’s Waltz - That's not just coke in Dad's glass Some define alcohol abuse as "the recurrent use of alcohol to the extent that repeated use results in an inability to fulfill normal role functions, or presents legal or social/interpersonal problems, or creates a hazard to self or others" (Suppes 339). While most people seem to drink in moderation, others have a hard time drinking responsibly. Sometimes alcohol abuse can lead to physical abuse, mental abuse, loss of a job, alcoholism, or the breaking down of relationships....   [tags: My Papa's Waltz Essays] 681 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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Theodore Roethke’s My Papa’s Waltz and Robert Hayden’s Those Winter Sundays - Abuse is a difficult and sensitive subject that can have long lasting effects. These traumatic emotional effects are often intensified if the abuse happens at a young age because children do not understand why the abuse is happening or how to deal with it. There are many abuse programs set up to counter the severe effects which abuse can have. Even more, poets and writers all over the world contribute works that express the saddening events and force the public to realize it is much more real than the informative articles we read about....   [tags: My Papa’s Waltz]
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My Papa's Waltz, My Papa's Hat, Those Winter Sundays - A relationship is important to a father and son. The importance is acknowledging one another. Father and son relationships are important in the poems, “My Papa’s Waltz,” “Those Winter Sundays,” and “My Father’s Hat.” Theodore Roethke acknowledges his father’s love and attention in his poem, “My Papa’s Waltz.” Robert Hayden acknowledges his father in his poem, “Those Winter Sundays,” by recognizing his father’s hard work and sacrifice. Mark Irwin acknowledges his father in his poem, “My Father’s Hat.” The three poems acknowledge the fathers; however, the poems are different in their mood....   [tags: poems about fathers]
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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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My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke - ... Even a small sip of whiskey can make any child dizzy because the smell of alcohol is strong. These lines create a double meaning and a sense of uneasiness in their relationship. In the second two lines, ambiguity arises in the meaning behind the words. A sense of fun is created when the son is waltzing with his father, but the boy is only tall enough to reach his father’s belt buckle. The father might be having a fun time with his son, but because he is much bigger than his son, the interactions seem a bit overwhelming....   [tags: poem analysis] 635 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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Analysis of My Papa's Waltz - In the poem "My Papa's Waltz" written by Theodore Roethke, the interpretation of the poem depends on the readers`perspective. Some people think that this poem is one of a happy exchange between a father and son. Other people believe that this poem has a hidden message of parental abuse. In my point of view, the imagery and language, the symbolism, and tone in the poem gave me the impression of the love between the father and son, not of an abusive relationship. "My Papa's Waltz" is a poem presented in a form that uses specific images and language to present a happy memory that a man has of his father, even in a situation where his father was drunk....   [tags: Poetry Theodore Roethke] 696 words
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Analysis of My Papa's Waltz - Analysis of "My Papa's Waltz" This poem has a kept form. Even at a glance, it has a set form. It consists of four quatrains, each line being an iambic tritameter. The poem is about a young boy waltzing with his father. One can assume that the speaker is a young boy, or perhaps the poet reminiscing his youth. The father dances around in a haphazard manner, knocking over pans in the kitchen. Upon first glance, the tone is humorous. The picture one immediately forms is rather comical with the boy clinging on for dear life as his chuckling father spins him round and round, making a mess in the kitchen while the mother looks on discontentedly....   [tags: essays research papers] 812 words
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Childhood Memories in My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke and Piano by D.H. Lawrence - Childhood Memories in "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke and "Piano" by D.H. Lawrence "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke and "Piano" by D.H. Lawrence are two poems in which grown men recall memories of their childhood. "My Papa's Waltz" has a quietly sad, almost resigned tone as Roethke relives his nightly dances with his father as a young boy. Lawrence's "Piano" is somewhat dreamy as a man is taken back by a song to his childhood. While both are presented to us through similar personas, striking differences are apparent throughout the two poems....   [tags: Compare Waltz Piano Essays Papers]
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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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New Criticism Analysis of My Papa’s Waltz - New Criticism attracts many readers to its methodologies by enticing them with clearly laid out steps to follow in order to criticize any work of literature. It dismisses the use of all outside sources, asserting that the only way to truly analyze a poem efficiently is to focus purely on the words in the poem. For this interpretation I followed all the steps necessary in order to properly analyze the poem. I came to a consensus on both the tension, and the resolving of it. A poem’s diction plays a fundamental role in analyzing a poem, considering the text is all one needs in order to discover the meaning....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 728 words
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Criticisms of Roethke’s My Papa’s Waltz - ... In reading and studying these two manuscripts, McKenna discovered the many revisions and changes Roethke made before he published the poem in 1948. McKenna found that Roethke worked very hard to balance the positive and negative elements in his poem. Thus, from McKenna’s research he essentially proved that Roethke intentionally made the tone of the poem ambiguous with both positive and negative wording. The ambiguity of this poem begins in the first stanza “But I hung on like death: such waltzing was not easy” (Roethke 787)....   [tags: poem, negative, ambiguity] 564 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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My Papa's Waltz - In the late nineteen forties, Theodore Roethke emerged with a poem that has been the source of much debate. "My Papa's Waltz," is an account of a relationship between son and father. Alas, many readers who are exposed to this piece fail to note the love present in the connection of the characters. In an attempt to illuminate the author's true intention several factors must be examined. After several examinations of Roethke's poem as well as learning of his childhood it is evident that this poem does not suggest an abusive environment, but is an appreciative account of the love and playfulness between the characters....   [tags: World Literature Theodore Roethke] 1268 words
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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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"My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke - In the poem "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke, the speaker is reflecting on a childhood experience involving his father. Through diction and details, the speaker conveys his complex attitudes toward his father. When first read it, it appears the young boy is afraid of his father. The first line of the poem writes: "The whiskey on your breath; could make a small boy dizzy." Apparently, the father likes whisky and the smell of it is remaining on his person, which causes the young boy's aversion....   [tags: Poetry] 502 words
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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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Different Meanings of Waltzing Depicted in Roethke's Poem, My Papa's Waltz - In the poem “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke, an image of waltzing is clearly illustrated. The symbolism and language is portrayed almost as a distant memory that the author is writing about. The main conflict in this poem is the term and main idea of waltzing. The waltz is formally known as a delicate, beautiful dance consisting of rhythm and spins. Even though it is a close bond between the father and son, it comes off quite baleful. The conflict captured in Roethke’s poem is the two different meanings of waltzing....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 502 words
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The Human Emotions and Experiences expressed in “The Whipping” and “My Papa’s Waltz” - The Human Emotions and Experiences expressed in “The Whipping” and “My Papa’s Waltz” “The Whipping” and “My Papa’s Waltz” both deal with critical and serious issues that lie within the human mind. The issues being compared can be viewed as abusive, emotional or confusion. The reader can possibly be drawn by the poet to experience their own memories, emotions, and experiences in similar situations. These childhood memories can easily be revisited as adults and their life experiences can be viewed differently as they enter into adulthood....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 768 words
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Critical Analysis of My Papa’s Waltz by Theodore Roethke - ... Then, the smell of whiskey from the father’s exhale makes the son dizzy. It is possible for hard working father with burdens on his shoulders to drink some whiskey after a rough day. Then, he comes home at his son’s bed time, so he rushes to spend a few minutes together before they need to go to bed. He dance waltz around the house when it has been late at night. The boy thinks that waltzing is not easy simply because he feels sleepy; he just hangs his body like death to his father’s body. Further, even though the word “romped” in the second stanza seems rough, it actually symbolizes a playful experience....   [tags: relationship, drunk, father]
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Analysis of the Poem My Papa´s Waltz by Theodore Roethke - Drinking has and always will influence people, for the better or the worse. Alcohol clearly influenced Theodore Roethke's poem "My Papa's Waltz." In his poem, there are two main characters along with a largely anonymous third party. Theodore, an adolescent, dances with his drunken father while his birth mother watches apprehensively. The characters represent a past memory of Roethke's childhood. In his recollection, Roethke's father comes home drunk after a hard day of work. The young boy and his father decide to partake in a little dance....   [tags: alcohol, druck, dance, child] 593 words
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Memory of a Young Boy in The poem My Papa’s Waltz by Theodore Roethke - ... Dancing with the father was not a quiet and graceful moment, but the young boy seems to accept it. In the second stanza we find out they are doing more romping instead of waltzing. Pans are falling and causing a commotion making it a very noisy setting. Also this gives us the image that they are possibly in the kitchen. Kitchens are depicted as a hub for family time, this is where they eat, chat, and cook, there is usually a large amount of activity held in the room. In this stanza the mother comes into the picture, she is not pleased with the two making a mess of the kitchen with all the noise and falling kitchenware clanking....   [tags: relationship, battered, death]
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Introduction to Poetry, You´re Missing, and My Papa´s Waltz - “Introduction to Poetry” by Billy Collins People are apt to learn new information, but it takes time, practice, and a good teacher, in order to do it correctly and to retain understanding. This poem shows the author’s (a teacher’s) frustration towards the elementary mistake that inexperienced readers or students make when poetry is first introduced. Unable to read the poem properly, they often do not capture a poem’s natural beauty and truth. The author says to observe a poem to see its true colors or its natural state (590; lines 1-5)....   [tags: Billy Collins, Theodore Roethke, Bruce Springsteen] 948 words
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Comparing and Contrasting Theodore Roethke's My Papa's Waltz and Robert Hayden's Those Winter Sundays - The events of our childhood and interactions with our parents is an outline of our views as parents ourselves. Although Robert Hayden’s relationship with his father differentiates from the relationship of Theodore Roethke and his father, they are both pondering back to their childhood and expressing the events in a poem. “My Papa’s Waltz” and “Those winter Sundays” provide the reader with an image of a childhood event which states how fathers are being viewed by their children. These poems reflect upon the relationship of the father and child when the child was a youth....   [tags: poetry, literary analysis]
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Love Found Within Battered Knuckles and Cracked Hands - ... As Roethke describes the dance shared between a father and his son, the narrator creates a scene full of affectionate memories. The narrator provides a child-like glimpse back into a time shared between a father and his son as they danced across the kitchen floor. Throughout the poem, images of a hard-working father are created as Roethke writes of the roughness of the father’s hand that are “battered on one knuckle” (10) and “a palm caked hard by dirt” (14). As the father and son “romped” (5) in the middle of the kitchen despite the mother’s “countenance” (7), the vision of the father’s affectionate, carefree and fun relationship with his son is a cherished memory to the narrator....   [tags: My Papa's Waltz, Those Winter Sundays]
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Comparing the Dance of Life in My Papa’s Waltz and Saturday Night Fever - Parallels of The Dance of Life  in My Papa’s Waltz  and Saturday Night Fever  Throughout the ages, dance has played an important role in society. It symbolizes tradition, family, bonding, and entertainment. In almost every decade of the twentieth century, a different style of dance prevailed. In the 1970s, John Travolta brought disco dancing into the spotlight with his portrayal of Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever. Through his depiction of this character, John Travolta shows the monumental effects of dancing....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 637 words
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Comparing My Papa’s Waltz and Listening to grownups quarrel - Comparring My Papa’s Waltz and Listening to grownups quarrel   Poems are often designed to express deep feelings and thoughts about a particular theme. In Theodore Roethke’s poem, My Papa’s Waltz, and Ruth Whitman’s poem, Listening to grownups quarreling, the theme of childhood is conveyed through their details, although we can neither see a face nor hear a voice. These poems are very much alike in their ideas of how their memories pertain to the attitudes of their childhood; however, the wording and tones of the two poems are distinct in how they present their memories....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1900 words
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Comparing My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke and Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden - Comparing "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke and "Those Winter Sundays" by Robert Hayden My Papa's Waltz, by Theodore Roethke, and Those Winter Sundays, by Robert Hayden, are two somewhat similar poems about respected fathers. To most people a father is not just the man who fertilizes their mother's egg, but a man that spends time with and takes care of them. While doing this, he gains their love and respect. In these two poems Roethke and Hayden take an admiring look back at the actions of their fathers, although; they both imply that their parents were not perfect....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 902 words
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Essay About Love in My Papa's Waltz, Facts, Night Driving, Those Winter Sundays, Digging, and Daddy - Love in My Papa's Waltz, Facts, Night Driving,  Those Winter Sundays, Digging, and Daddy  I have elected to analyze seven poems spoken by a child to its parent. Despite a wide variety of sentiments, all share one theme: the deep and complicated love between child and parent. The first poem, "My Papa's Waltz," by Theodore Roethke (Page 18) presents a clear picture of the young man's father, from line one. "Whiskey" on the father's breath is one of many clues in appearance that mold a rough image of this uneducated, blue-collar worker, possibly a European immigrant, as indicated by the "Waltz" in the title (Line 1)....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1774 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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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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My Papas Waltz - Revealing Child Abuse in “My Papa’s Waltz” In Theodore Roethke’s “My Papa’s Waltz,” the persona reveals an incidence of child abuse that happened earlier in his life. He divulges the occurrence of abuse through the use of certain words and noting the actions that go on during the “waltz.” Through the use of graphic diction, Roethke informs the reader that “My Papa’s Waltz” depicts an episode of child abuse. The persona Roethke creates discloses the incidence of child abuse to the reader by using particular words in his poem....   [tags: essays research papers] 557 words
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My Papas Waltz - A Drunken Dance Theodore Roethke’s “My Papa’s Waltz” tells the reader of a small boy’s memory of his father. It explains how his father is intoxicated and the scene that goes along with it, using the word waltz to describe it. In the first two lines, it recounts the smell of his father’s breath and the extent to which it reeked: “The whiskey on your breath / Could make a small boy dizzy” (1-2). As the third and fourth lines are read, a picture of a small boy hanging onto his father is instilled in the reader’s mind: “But I hung on like death / Such waltzing was not easy” (3-4)....   [tags: essays research papers] 473 words
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Those Winter Days, My Father's Hat and My Papa's Walz - ... The poet describes a cold winter Sunday morning where he stays in bed until the house is warm. The poet expressed sympathy for his father getting up early on a cold Sunday morning. The poet wrote, “Sundays too my father got up early/and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold.” (“Winter” 1-2) The poet used harsh-sounding words to describe his father’s hard life, when the poet wrote, “then with cracked hands that ached/from labor in the weekday weather made” (“Winter” 3-4). The poet emphasized the words “cracked” and “ached” to convey he realized how difficult the father’s life is....   [tags: interconnection father son, poems analysis]
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Comparing and Contrasting "My Papa's Waltz" and "Piano" - In comparing and contrasting the poems, "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke and "Piano" by D. H. Lawrence, the reader could also compare and contrast the childhood lives of the poets themselves. Roethke's father, Otto Roethke, was a drunk and a figure of terror to his son (Seager 26). His mother was an angry woman and Theodore was a desperate child consistently in the middle of his parent's opposition (Seager 28). D.H. Lawrence's father was a drunk, almost illiterate miner (Squires and Talbot 34)....   [tags: Poetry] 702 words
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Analysis of Three Works of Poetry: My Papa's Walts, Our Father, and The Early Purges - Analysis of Three Works of Poetry: My Papa's Walts, Our Father, and The Early Purges Obviously our childhood is the most important period of our lives, it determines how we develop and can have a great influence on we will be like when we grow up. Much of our formation depends on our parents and how strict they are etc. I have had a reasonably good childhood. I have had two parents who have jobs, which means two sets of wages are coming into the house every week. That has enabled us to have a comfortable lifestyle....   [tags: Papers] 852 words
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High Social Circle and Waltz During the Eighteenth Century - ... As being one of the first partner dances, the waltz caused moral outrage and was perceived as provoking. “It evoked indignant reactions from religious leaders and other self-appointed arbiters of social morality who sermonized against the corrupting influence that social dancing had upon the decency and health of those who danced” (Knowles). Leaders fought tooth and nail against the waltz, trying to get it banned in all public settings—on a “moral” behalf. The waltz was even being condemned and outlawed by many cities....   [tags: waltz, scandalous, traditional] 2075 words
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The Life of John Papa 'I'i - John Papa ‘I’i was an influential figure in Hawaiian history. Not only was he an active participant on several boards, committees and benches in the Hawaiian government; He also worked in schools as a kahu (teacher). Though he was best known for his recollection of life during the Kamehameha reign in Hawaii. His journals were published in the Hawaiian Language newspaper Kanepaepa Ku’oko’a. John Papa ‘I’i was born in Waipio, Oahu on August 3, 1800, with the birth name Keoni Kalekane. A series of events altered his name to become the famous alias, he is he is now referred to by: John Papa ‘I’i....   [tags: hawaaiian history, government]
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Waltz for Three: Ethnicity Issues in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia - Waltz for Three: Ethnicity Issues in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia The unstable relationship between the ethnic Chinese and ethnic Malays in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia has long been known as one of the key dynamics in influencing the Southeast Asian region’s stability; however, since the crisis between 1964 and 1998, they have been able to maintain a steady, civilized, and diplomatic political equilibrium to some extent over the past few decades. Then again, numerous political disagreements and military tensions triggered by the ethnic Chinese and ethnic Malays within these three states are still causing security dilemmas and different challenges for the neighboring countries....   [tags: conflict, massacre, heritage] 1325 words
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Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden - In the course of a young man’s life, a fatherly figure is pivotal for the maturity and adulthood a young man needs to become a well minded wise man. In both poems, “Those Winter Sundays” and “My Papa’s Waltz,” the authors reminisce on a past event that occurred to them in their lives. These events are engraved vividly in their minds and both are having to due with their fathers. “Those Winter Sundays,” by Robert Hayden, talks about a memory that he wished wasn't real; a sense of regret in this poem is the main feeling that we as the readers feel....   [tags: poems, childhood, memory]
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