Domestic Violence In My Papa Waltz

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The poem My Papa Waltz by the title sounds like it could be sweet and loving. The poem is actually very dark in my opinion. In the poem the father is drunk, stumbling and hurting the boy.Even though they could just be having a good time, running around, and the father could also be trying to teach the boy to grow up, I believe that the poem is about a boy being abused by his father. Because he also states that the father is so drunk that his breath could get a small boy drunk. the boy talks about trying to run away, and the boy talks about being beaten. I have a few reasons why I believe this. Some might disagree, here is my evidence. The poem is about domestic violence because the boy talks about being beaten. I believe that the boy is

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