The poet expressed his father 's actions uncaring and rough through the violent imagery associated with the smell of whiskey on his breath, his battered knuckle and his son 's ear being scraped. Roethke also shows the signs of his father’s clumsiness and carelessness when the pans slide off the shelves and they continue the waltz. "My mother 's countenance" and "The hand that held my wrist" instead of holding another hand gave the sense of helplessness. The mother expressed disapproval with the frown on his face but unable to do anything. And the way the poet 's father was dragging his son along by his wrist, demonstrated Roethke 's helplessness towards his father 's manhandling.
The wording here is interesting due to the fact that it is only used during extreme circumstances. Roethke does the same sense of imagery with the word “beat” (13). Within the poem Roethke uses dancing to represent an abusive fight between father and his child. The reader can get this from the struggle of the boy to dance with his father and to keep up “But I hung on like death/such waltzing was not easy” (3-4). Also fully in the next stanza we get the scene of rough housing and the mother not approving but also not doing anything, “We romped/My mother’s countenance/Could not unfrown itself” (5-8).
A joyful dance between a boy and his father that caused the pans to slide "from the kitchen shelf"(6) would at the most create a small sign of disapproval. If the dance was truly bringing happiness to the father and son then the mother's countenance could effortlessly become jovial. In this occasion though the mother showed no sign of enjoyment. In this occasion the mother seemed as if the "waltz" was somewhat of a painful sight. My Papa's Waltz is a well written poem that forces the reader to think hard about every individual word.
Speaker, the little boy hold his father shirts so tightly. The word “romped” has two meaning here. One, when kids are energetically engage with their playing and other, the violent “romp” of the man too drunk to be gentle with his son. Because of this crazy waltz, all pans are sliding from the self. Mom is not happy about it.
However, the speaker chooses to hang on as tight as he can throughout the wild dance. In this example, the speaker utilizes a similie to depict how tightly he held on to his father during the waltz. As the speaker describes, “But I hung on like death: / Such waltzing was not easy” (Roethke 3-4). If the young boy did not want to partake in the waltz he would not be hanging on like “death;” rather he would attempt to avoid the situation entirely. Ultimately, interpreting this poem correctly requires a careful examination of the context of the
Both of these poems have several attributes to the fathers by their children. In the poem My papa's Waltz, the father was very drunk and was out of control and was dancing with his son. While dancing, he knocked off many items in the kitchen in which his wife was not pleased about. The son was agitated by his fathers because of the fact that he is drunk but still wanted to dance with him saying "But i hung on like death" and "such waltzing was not easy". Even though the son was not pleased by his actions, he still loved him and the father also loved him back saying at the end" still clinging to your shirt".
I believe Roethke decided to use the title “My Papa’s Waltz” instead of “My Father’s Waltz” because the poem is about a memory from his childhood. The simile “hung on like death” gives us a good idea of how hard the speaker tries to keep his balance while “waltzing” with his father (lines 3-4). The facial expression of the speaker’s mother “could not unfrown itself” (8). The speaker’s mother appears to be annoyed because he and his father are making a mess in the kitchen. Even though I believe this poem can be interpreted in different ways, I feel that the speaker is portraying a positive image of his father.
His own girlfriend, Cherry Valance is against it although he doesn’t care and still gets crazily drunk. “His parents let him run wild” and didn’t set boundaries. Bob doesn't work for anything, but he ironically gets everything he wants. PonyBoy wonders if it’s "because they loved him too much” or they loved him “too little?" Bob was also the main soc responsible for the beating of Johnny, and him and his gang was responsible for almost drowning ponyboy which led to Johnny stabbing
My Papas Waltz” by Theodore Roethke My Papas Waltz" by Theodore Roethke can be translated in numerous ways. The poem could be translated as a father manhandling his youngster because of liquor addiction. A boy getting on the dance floor the dance floor with his father is the way I translated the ballad when Theodore portrays the night, I envisioned a father hitting the dance floor with his kid and having some good times following a prolonged day at work. The author’s primary character is a young man describing a night of hitting the dance floor with his dad and what he as a boy is willing to continue from an adoring father. To have the capacity to invest energy with his dad in light of the boy dad working a ton as should have been obvious by Roethke portraying the fingers of the grown-up male.
At the first part of the story, there are some conflicts between Ponyboy and Darry. Though Ponyboy’s narration he though his brother is strict and stiff, sometime he even believe Darry doesn’t love him at all. When Ponyboy wen home late, Darry was very worried about him. As a family leader and a austere person, he was mad at Ponyboy. After Darry yells at Soda, who was try to stick up for Ponyboy, Ponyboy explored.