Essays Tagged: "Roethke"

Theodore Roethke: This is about the basic life story and the meaning behind this dramatically influential American poet's works. It's AP English vocabulary, change as needed.

A Rose in a Dark Time: Theodore RoethkeThroughout his entire life, a fervent poet writes his personal feelings and interpretations i ... of emotion. In the early twentieth century America was introduced to the poetry of Theodore Huebner Roethke after a long period of dark, realistic and depressing verse among writers. The son of a gree ... ts that he viewed nearly synonomous. Because of his feelings of isolation in regards to his persona Roethke often felt like he was an outcast, a man with no true identity. To combat these feelings, Ro ...

(7 pages) 86 0 3.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

"My papa's waltz" by Theodor Roethke

In Theodor Roethke's 'My Papa's waltz' the reader finds a horrid experiance, the beating of a child by his fath ...

(4 pages) 189 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"forgiving my father" by Lucille Clifton.

ortcomings instead of forgiving him for his deficiencies. In the poem "My papa's waltz" by Theodore Roethke, it is clear that the papa and the child have a relationship sprinkled with fear, joy and lo ... aker is in danger because of the mental distress and financial instability caused by her father. In Roethke's poem, the speaker is in danger mainly due to his father's abusive behavior.In Clifton's po ...

(4 pages) 103 1 3.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Development Studies

Meter and rhythm described in my papa's waltz.

My Papa's Waltz" In Theodor Roethke's "My Papa's waltz" thereader finds a horrid experiance, the beating of a child by his fathe ...

(4 pages) 62 1 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Loving Struggle in Theodore Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz".

A Loving Struggle in Theodore Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz"After an initial reading of Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz, one may assume th ... While the poem may be understood by accepting either of these explanations in their simplest form, Roethke most likely intended to tell a more complicated tale. "My Papa's Waltz" signifies a working ... ild.The opening lines, "The whiskey on your breath/ Could make a small boy dizzy" (1-2), illustrate Roethke's attempt to convey the differences between father and son. While it is unclear as to whethe ...

(4 pages) 155 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Theodore Roethke's "I knew a Woman," Various Figures of Speach

In the Poem "I Knew a Woman," the author, Theodore Roethke, uses figures of speech, primarily hyperbole and metaphor, to reveal the wonders of a woman' ... ion.The speaker's use of Figure of speech is first introduced in the first stanza of the poem. Here Roethke uses word repetition in lines 2-4, creating a tone that is witty and playful, linking this a ... sexual imagery of "mowing," the word "seed" also having sexual connotation. In lines 26 through 28, Roethke uses a synecdoche of "These old bones" to compare his own age and old bones to her "lovely o ...

(3 pages) 36 0 3.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Poetry anyalsis of the "Root Cellar"

Root CellarAfter reading the poem written by Theodore Roethke, entitled Root Cellar, I envisioned a dark, scary, ghost story. The poem was very understand ... ins vegetables in a root cellar. The text has a literal meaning of that but the figurative language Roethke used in his poem painted a very different picture then a plan root cellar. I saw dead and li ... lieve the poem Root Cellar is about more than just an underground pantry of vegetables, but instead Roethke is trying to tell a story of a scary place where things were still leaving and he was fright ...

(4 pages) 22 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Roethke's Waltz or Abuse: "My Papa's Waltz"

Roethke's Waltz or AbuseIs Theordore Roethke's poem, "My Papa's Waltz," a description of playful rou ... the parent.In conclusion, after reading and analyzing this poem, I see an abusive, drunk father in Roethke's words. The author doesn't come out and say the boy is beat by his father but more than oft ... y the boy is beat by his father but more than often neither does the child that has suffered abuse. Roethke's language is carefully chosen and done so for a reason.

(2 pages) 54 0 4.5 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Compare " My Fathers Waltz" And " Those Winter Sundays"

ng a mess. There are two extremely different ways to interpret this poem. In all honestly I believe Roethke did this on purpose. Many critics turn to his childhood to help them interpret is poetry. Ro ... pears to have been a complicated one. A German immigrant who ran a successful floral business, Otto Roethke was a demanding parent who required perfection of the son who idolized him. When the elder R ...

(5 pages) 33 0 5.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Discuss The Thematic And Symbolic Importance Of Animals In The Works Of Theodore Roethke, James Dickey And Other Authors Studied

Discuss the thematic and symbolic importance of animals in the works of Theodore Roethke, James Dickey and other authors we studied.Theodore Roethke and James Dickey use animals and ... udied.Theodore Roethke and James Dickey use animals and the theme of nature throughout their works. Roethke was known for his use of nature, "greenhouses", and for the animal-like characteristic ... ure, "greenhouses", and for the animal-like characteristics that he gave plants. In Cuttings, Roethke animates the plants with "stem-fur dries" and "tendrilous horn". In Cuttings, la ...

(2 pages) 1126 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Tone In Roethke's "I Knew A Woman"

henever the poem makes an attitude clear to us. One poet to whom tone is very important is Theodore Roethke, author of "I Knew a Woman."� Roethke's writings range from clever poems in strict me ... y. Also, he is known for his use of environmental images in his works. In "I Knew a Woman,"� Roethke's tone is of a sexual sense. To fully examine Roethke's tone, we must examine his word choic ...

(3 pages) 1880 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Untitled

When you first read it, Theodore Roethke's poem "Sale" seems like it is about a house that is empty and for sale. The metaphors, simi ... d the rest of his family. He is trying to let go lost memories. In the beginning of the poem Roethke writes, "-And an attic of horrors, a closet of fears." (1.4). This is where you start to fee ... ore. He uses metaphors to describe the house, or in this case, what may have happened in the house. Roethke starts by saying that this house is for sale and he describes it like a regular house, but t ...

(5 pages) 360 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

ABUSIVE OR NOT ABUSIVE THAT IS THE QUESTION

Theodore Roethke?s poem, ?My Papa?s Waltz? is a poem in which is hard to interpret. In a critique written by ... erpret. In a critique written by Dr. O?Conner, he states that the poem is telling how by looking at Roethke?s life that you could see that the poem was written not to see a small boy being abused by h ... u could see that the poem was written not to see a small boy being abused by his father, but that, ?Roethke does seem to work into his poetry images of love mingled with fear and respect due to a prou ...

(2 pages) 681 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Book Comparison-Ultra-Marine and My Papa's Waltz

zed dreams. Carver's use of metaphors conveys his outlook of life. In "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke, the poet is able to convey the idea of child abuse through the imagery that he uses in his ... father shows his love violently, the son is there when the father needs him. Even though Carver and Roethke have different styles, they are able to convey the same themes of loneliness, desperateness ...

(8 pages) 1580 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Connecting Carver's to Roethke's poetry

Connecting Carver's to Roethke's poetryRaymond Carver "Ultra Marine" and Theodore Roethke "My Papa's Waltz" present similar ... he portrays between an abusive father and his son. What are the common themes present in Carver and Roethke poetry? What are the differences in style between them? Even though Carver's long narrative ... etry? What are the differences in style between them? Even though Carver's long narrative poems and Roethke very rhythmic and metaphoric poems have different styles, they are able to convey the same t ...

(7 pages) 15 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

“Reconciliation amongst Fathers”

ly different walking trails. Just as well, not all the poems were as morbid as Old's or Clifton. In Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz", the tone itself was critiqued severely from two different positions. Un ... the author describes his father, the same animosity that Old's and Clifton had are non-existent to Roethke. He briefly describes that his father indeed had a drinking problem however it did not leave ...

(4 pages) 1 0 0.0 Jul/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry