Theodore Roethke My Papas Waltz Summary

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Theodore Roethke wrote the poem “My Papa’s Waltz” to display his love towards his father through their playful actions and his need to spend time with his father.
Roethke’s father spends most of his time at work and for that reason Roethke wants to spend time with his father despite of him being drunk. The end of the poem ends as they are about to fall asleep. Roethke “Still clinging to [his father’s] shirt.” Represents his desperate need of attention from his father. The word “clinging” is used
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