Ambiguous Language In My Papa's Waltz

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The poem “My Papa’s Waltz” written by Theodore Roethke uses vague and ambiguous language about the relationship he and his father share. The unique circumstances of each family are never easy to understand. Father’s helps build a solid foundation in their sons lives by their presence, their absence, their criticism, their encouragement, and ultimately, the lessons passed along from one generation to the next. The tone of the poem gave me the impression that Roethke loved his hard working, rough housing, playful father.
Roethke describes his father using imagery that suggest his strength and his working class background. Father has had a little too much whiskey, and now he's waltzing around the kitchen with his son. Their waltz is pretty
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