Essays on My Papa's Waltz

Fatherly Love In My Papa’s Waltz

Fathers have a huge impact on a child’s life. This impact can have either negative or positive results on the child. Both of the poems reviewed are about the fathers of Theodore Roethke and Syliva Plath. Roethke’s poem could have a double meaning with the story could be either positive or negative. The interpretation for...
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The Messiness Of Parental Love In My Papa’s Waltz

Former President of India and world poet, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, once said, “Poetry comes from the highest happiness or deepest sorrow” (‘A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Quotes’). This narrative and retrospect poem “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke, illustrates the messiness of parental love. This poem is about an adult son’s recollection of...
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Sylvia Plath’s Daddy And Roethke’s Daddy

In the two poems “Daddy” by Sylvia Plath and “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke the main subjects for both were their father. Both poems “Daddy” by Sylvia Plath and “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke have a comparison of trying to depict the relationship between a father and their child. Both poems have a negative...
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