May 12, 2014.
ENG125: Introduction to Literature
Instructor: Heather Auger
“My Papa’s Waltz” was the poem narrative Theodore Roethke made very interesting. This reading was fascinating poem. It really allowed the reader to engage with the emotion and interpretation. There will be several elements I will identify with and show how the literacy works. “My Papa Waltz” identified the point of view, methods, rhythm, and other literacy elements. “My Papa’s Waltz” showed the point of view as first person narrative. This poem provides the reader with moments that a father and son go through. It also has symbolized a rhythm that goes to a dance in the title.
Identify the characters was became very obvious because the author used a lot of first person in this poem. You must consider the implications and representations of everything that appears in the poem (Clugston, 2010). The author intended for the reader to have understand because he allowed the reader to connect with the character. The content of a poem is usually carefully developed—not just to be appealing—but to illustrate an underlying concept that the poet values and wants to communicate (Clugston, 2010). The reader could identify with the tone and setting because in the introduction and then the story followed. The author uses “The whisky on your breathe, Could make a small boy dizzy; But I hung on like death: Such waltzing was not easy.” symbolism childhood experience for a reader. This part symbolizes physical relationship between the father and son. They contribute to the clarity of the content on a literal level and point to an underlying concept on a thematic level (Clugston, 2010). As the reader I would be completely a shame if I had a father like this. The son had no choice but to embraces this behavior and as years went on the son showed maturity.
The way the Roethke wrote this poem it opens vagueness because it allows the reader to know the father state of mind and what he may be...