Theodore Roethke: Poems

"My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke

what do you know about the father?

why is the mother in this poem angry?

what is the "story" of this poem

give answer and evidence from the poem

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1) We know the father drinks a bit too much whiskey.

2) The mother seems angry because the father and son are making a huge mess in the kitchen.

3) The main theme in the story is the father/son relationship.


My Papa's Waltz