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    Any interpretation of “My Papa’s Waltz” has to take into account the complexity of the speaker’s feelings that are brought about by his father’s waltz. A dance should bring two people closer together. The dance in this poem acts that way‚ yet the darker side of this waltz‚ which is a powerfully unsettling emotion under the surface of this poem‚ dominates the mood‚ and the love and intimacy of the dance do not make a strong impression on the reader. Theodore Roethke manipulates our emotional response

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    Waltz Research Paper

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    Name
of
Activity:

Basic
Waltz
steps
 Purpose
of
Activity:

Students
will
learn
5
basic
waltz
steps‚
the
history
of
the
waltz‚
geography
and
 climate
of
the
countries
of
Germany
and
Austria.
 Suggested
Grade
Level:
6‐12
 Materials
Needed:
CD
player
and
appropriate
waltz
music
 Music:
The
following
are
suggestions
from
several
different
genres
of
music:
Could
I
Have
This
Dance
 (For
the
Rest
of
My
Life)
by
Anne
Murray;
You
Look
So
Good
in
Love
by
George
Strait;
You
Light
Up
My
 Life
by
LeAnn
Rime

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    My Papa Waltz

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    Irony‚ Symbolism‚ and Imagery in “My Papa’s Waltz” In the poem “My Papa Waltz” Written by Theodore Roethke‚ a young child is running around the house following and playing with the drunkard of a dad. The child can smell the whiskey on his breath but continues to cling tightly as the child does not want to stop playing. This scuffling shakes and rattles the pans in the kitchen frustrating the mom as she is annoyed with her drunk of a husband. Bedtime has approached so the child is then carried to

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    The History of Waltz

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    The history of Waltz The Waltz is the oldest of the ballroom dances‚ dating from the middle of the Eighteenth Century. The German "Lander"‚ a folk dance‚ is supposed to be the forerunner of the Waltz. During this time period a dance developed which was called the "Walzer"‚ a word owing its origin to the Latin word Volvere‚ which indicates a rotating motion. Napoleon’s invading solders spread the waltz from Germany to Paris; then the dance glided across the channel to England and finally made its

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    My Papa's Waltz

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    Interpretation of “My Papa’s Wallet” “My Papa’s Waltz” was written by Theodore Roethke‚ which is a stanza poem with 16 lines. The narrator of the poem seems to be a young child speaking about an experience with his drunken father. In this poem the father came home after a night of drinking. As the father enters the house he grabs the child by the wrist with his battered knuckles‚ which indicates that he works with his hands. Playfully knocking down the pans‚ the mother irritated gives them an

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    My Papa Waltz

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    My Papa’s Waltz The theme of this poem is about a father and son and their relationship together. When I read this poem for the first time I thought it was about parental abuse from all the negative words. After my analysis of the poem I then found out that it’s about a father and his son one night when he comes back a little drunk and they start dancing and the son wants to stay up and keep playing when put to bed. This is a happy poem even though there are some negative words in the poem‚ it

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    My Papa's Waltz

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    Hills 1 Beverly Hills Jordan Simpson English 101 25 July 2013 A Memory of a Lifetime The poem‚ “My Papa’s Waltz‚” by Theodore Roethke is about a childhood memory written later in the adult narrator’s lifetime with his father. This poem reveals the relationship between the narrator and his father when they were waltzing about the room when he was still a small boy. This poem creates what appears to be

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    My Papas Waltz Analysis

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    Gabriella Cerqua Analyze Poem Story My Papa’s Waltz The style and purpose of dancing has changed throughout the years of existence. From culture to culture‚ dancing is passed through generations as another form of communicating. Dancing has been used as a healing method throughout Europe‚ and in the 1900’s people would attend balls as a social gathering and use dancing as a way to court someone; yet today as a form of artistic talent people dance to express emotions and feelings. Tied

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    My Papa’s Waltz Interpretation In My Papa’s Waltz the kid goes describes what it is like doing the waltz with his father. Their recollection seems to be something in between a positive and negative memory by having a change of mind in the middle of the poem. They discusses how their mother feels about the damage that they are causing‚ how the smell on their father’s breath smelt like whiskey‚ described what their father was like. Even though the kid was having fun the mother was not happy because

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    My Papas Waltz Analysis

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    “My Papas Waltz” Theodore Roethke‚ in his poem‚ “My Papas Waltz”‚ recounts his childhood and his experiences with his drunken father‚ where he compares it to a waltz. Roethke’s purpose was to illustrate his love for his father even though he drank. He adopts a contemplative tone in order to reflect similar feelings and experiences in his scholastic readers. When analyzing the poem even the title has meaning besides its obvious use. The author uses the word papa‚ which is a child’s term for father

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