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What Is Theodore Roethke My Papa's Waltz Analysis

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The understanding of “My Papa’s Waltz” poem, as other many poems is challenging. Theodore Roethke’s essay reveals two reader responses to this poem. The response of his students who thinks the poem express the life of a child who was abused by his father. In the other hand, Theodore understands from the same poem a nostology of pass happiness moment a child passed with his father.
From the poem and these two reader responses, I confirm my understanding of this poem. The poem is not an expression of a past happiness, but the negative memory of the pass. In the first paragraph, I can understand how the whiskey on his father breath could be compare to the death which cannot be separated to a human. For me this is an evidence of alcoholism which

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how theodore roethke's essay reveals two reader responses to “my papa’s waltz” poem. the response of his students who think the poem expresses the life of a child who was abused by his father.
  • Explains that the poem is not an expression of a past happiness, but the negative memory of the pass.
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