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Title The title signifies that this author Theodore Roethke see a close family member of his family like his father intoxicated that the waltz dance brings out the humorous side to him This dance prepares the family for the worst because this it is seen so much Paraphrase The smell on your breath can affect a child but I would never give in for it wasnt easy We frolicked so much pans slide from the shelf my mom didnt have much tolerance to put up with this Part of you was injured but every thing I did somehow it was a mistake You never let me forget because we were God and then took me to bed because I was forever yours Connotation My Papas Waltz presents similes metaphors and personification An example of a simile would be But I held on like death The author means that he could never let go he is so desperate A personification example would be My mothers countenance could not un-frown itself By this the author means that even tolerance cant handle such a person when they are under the influence The author provides very brief words throughout the poem to quickly get his poems meaning across to the reader Speakers Attitude The speaker evokes sympathy as they read the poem What evokes such a tone could possibly be the mood The mood of this poem is sad and pitiful Words in the poem give this feeling to the reader Some would be battered on one knuckle un-frown and death Such a word gives off a vibe of what the mood is therefore resulting in the tone of the speaker Shifts There are very minimal tense shifts if any The poem begins sad because it talks of Whiskey on someones breath but as the poem moves along the reader comes across romped which also means frolicked Frolicked gives the reader a sense of happiness because when someone
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