In Theodore Roethke’s “My Papa’s Waltz” and Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy” both Poets have characters that are telling of their relationship or some kind of interaction the character had with their father. These poems are similar in some ways, but different in some ways. Regardless they both tell of a child and their relationship with their father. However the major difference between the two poems is Daddy is about Plath’s mother not her father; however this has no impact on the differences between the father child relationships in the poem. Both poets view their fathers differently in each of their poems.
Edna St. Vincent Millay, in her poem “What Lips” reveals the memory of her romantic life and her search for love and attention as well as her experience with love, sorrow and lost. She develops this by saying that she no longer can recall her past partners she was romantic involved with. This was evident when the speaker said “What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why, I have forgotten, and what arms have lain under my head till morning.” From this the reader might infer that the speaker was probably frequently in love with men. Further on in the sonnet the narrator expresses sorrow and loneliness when she mentions how it hurts those men no longer came to her.
"My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke is a childhood experience from the author. Roethke is reflecting on a good time he had with his father while he was young. When you advance in age, you often look back at your past and reminisce on times you wish you could go back to. When you read this poem the theme carpe diem jumps out. Carpe diem is a Latin aphorism meaning seize the day.
Unchecked ambition is known for disastrous results. When power becomes too much to handle, we often forget that we have the option to step back and think about our choices. This idea is strongly represented throughout the play Macbeth written by William Shakespeare. The audience can clearly see the measurable difference in character that Macbeth has underwent because of his unchecked ambition. For example, near the beginning of the play in Act Ⅰ, Macbeth ,although making some uneasy decisions, still keeps his conscience in sight.
While the subject of the poem “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke has spurred passionate academic debate from professors, scholars, and students alike, the imagery, syntax, and diction of the poem clearly support the interpretation that Roethke writes “My Papa’s Waltz” to show him reminiscing on his relationship and many memories, good and bad with his father from when he was a child. Imagery is used to represent the joyful or even unsure times that Roethke and his father experienced. His father arrives home, after work not wasting time to wash his hand leaving them “a palm caked hard by dirt,” to make sure that he gets to hang out with his son before bedtime. As the boys played around making messes and maybe breaking something here and
It is clear from the beginning of “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke that the author intended for the poem to give a negative connotation to the reader. The poem not only involved a seemingly alcoholic father, but also a small boy whose experience was shaped by his father’s actions. The scene depicted is negative because of the way he is swung, hit on the head, and scraped by a belt buckle. The father, unaware of how rough he handles his son, swings his child around like he is on a merry-go-round.
What if you had to have a father who reeked of alcohol and had problems with him. This poem My Papa waltz is about the writer remembering what his father was like when he was a kid and compares what he had done to the waltz he was having. My Papa Waltz is probably one of the best poem’s written by Theodore Reothke. The poem may seem like it’s been written just like any other poem, but this poem is a lot deeper than you may think.
In “My Papa’s Waltz,” poet Theodore Roethke uses sensory details and ambiguous language to persuade both the boy and the reader that the boy still loves his father, despite him being an alcoholic. On the third sentence of the first stanza, Roethke uses ambiguous language by stating: “But I hung on like death. Such waltzing was not easy.” Although this plainly means that the boy was holding onto his father without ease, it can be interpreted in another way; the boy still loves his father, even though it is hard to love him with his alcoholism at times, and the boy still loves his father very much. The boy is reflecting on this idea while waltzing with his
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For the past three years of marching band, I have worked under innovative leaders that have always reached our common goal: qualify for state finals. So this past year I looked forward to following in their footsteps and make my mark on the band and everyone in it like past seniors did for me. Little did I expect that the marching band season of my senior year would be full of trials and tribulations that was eventually met with hard work and perseverance of myself and my fellow seniors. After the difficult year my fellow students