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My Papas Waltz poem was written by Theodore Roethke The poem is basically about the family who is father is drunk person Also the poem is narrative and the person who tells story is a little boy who was abused by his father The poem is fixed form because a fixed form poem presents a situation attitude or problem In this poem it has all of them The poem talks about the father who has drinking problem and the abusive actions that he uses toward his son and wife Also the poem is sonnet because of its four-part organization It has four sonnets with total of sixteenth lines The message of this poem is that no mater what kind of parents we have we still need them in our life The little boy talks about his father being abusive and aggressive However at the end of this poem he says Then waltzed me off to bed still clinging to your shirt lines 15-16 After how his dad abuses him and his mother the boy is still needs his father in his lifeThe title of this poem makes the readers to understand and make predications For example papa refers to his father and waltz refers to the relationship between father and son The poem is from the speakers present tense The poem tells us about the innocent boy and his feelings toward his father Theodore Roethke focused on word waltz Which gives the readers a very good picture of what is going on between those characters in the poem The subject of this poem is My Papas Waltz and I think in this poem by using the word waltz the poem shows how the father of the little boy was abusing him and literally throwing him from one side to another side of the room The poem is personification and it talks about the fathers actions For example the poem says But I hung
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