I really like this poem because it can be interpreted so many ways by the readers own perception of what theodore roethke poem, my papa's waltz is really about reply it was just a. I have to compare on contrast my papas waltz by theodore rosethke and those winter sundays by robert hayden -reviewed library of congress' favorite poem project, indicating. And “my papa’s waltz” by theodore roethke are both poems that brilliantly describe this powerful relationship between father and son the feelings that the poets have toward the subject are.
Karl malkoff was one of the first critics to interpret these so-called developmental poems in terms of roethke's divided attitude toward his father otto, depicted, for example, in his. My papa's waltz by theodore roethke my papa's waltz learning guide by phd students from stanford, harvard, berkeley as we see in this poem, his father my papa's waltz was published. My papa's waltz analysis in the poem my papa's waltz by theodore roethke, the speaker is reflecting on a childhood experience involving his father some people think that this poem is.
Theodore roethke, recognized by many as one of the greatest american poets of the twentieth century, taught at the university of washington from 1947 until his death in 1963 there, he. Theodore roethkes my papas waltz and robert haydens those winter sunday provides a look into a relationship between a father and son unfortunately, the relationship is not a positive. In “my papa’s waltz,” theodore roethke imaginatively re-creates a childhood encounter with his father but also begins to attempt to understand the meaning of the relationship between them.
Students examine the relationship of poetic form and content, shaped by alliteration, consonance, repetition, and rhythm, in two poems about fatherhood: robert hayden's those winter.
Robert hayden’s “those winter sundays,” and theodore roethke’s “my papa’s waltz,” are both poems which poignantly depict the father-son relationship at first reading, except for this.