Homework that Deal with Parenting
his homework is included in your final grade and is scored out of 20 points.
This homework was due on Friday, July 17 at 11:55 PM.
Read Explicating Poetry
Please read ALL the poems listed below, choose one and explicate–Explications should include: Denotative (few sentences indicating what is literally going on in the poem) Connotative (several paragraphs that discuss what the poem evokes, what the central theme is and what is the poet’s perspective on that theme) Poetic Devices (identify at least 2 poetic devices–see “Analyzing Poetry” and “Glossary of Poetic Terms” link in Docs and Resources Unit 10–give examples from the poem and discuss how the poet uses these conventions of poetry to evoke) post your explication on the Discussion Board.
Poems that deal with parenting
“My Papa’s Waltz” https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43330/my-papas-waltz
“Daddy” https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/48999/daddy-56d22aafa45b2 Also, I need one BIO page this is what I wrote ##My Papa’s Waltz Original post: Fri 7/17/2020 at 2:56 AM 1-Denotations.The speaker is narrating a dance he had with his father thus the poem is told in the past tense. The speaker says “such waltzing was not easy.” At the time they danced, the father was drunk. The speaker says, “The whiskey on your breath Could make a small boy dizzy.” Also, this dance took place at home for we see that the speaker was taken to bed. The speaker says, “Then waltzed me off to bed Still clinging to your shirt.” Also, the speaker mentions that they romped until the pans slid from the kitchen shelf implying that they were dancing at home in the kitchen. The speaker is a child because in the poem he mentions romping until the pans slid from the kitchen shelf. The word romping is commonly used to refer to children. Also, he was as tall as his father’s waist. The speaker says,“ At every step you missed, my right ear scraped a buckle.”
2-Connotative.The central theme in the poem is the fear that some sons have for their fathers. This can be derived from the act of the father beating the son. While this poem explores the characteristics of the theme of parenthood, it more closely explores the obstructions of the smooth relationship between father and son. The father beats the son and the son fears the father, creating an unbalance in their relationship, and a rift in it. The author views parenthood as power over an individual. This is seen with the father having and exploiting, such power over the son. He uses his power to take out his frustrations on his son, knocking down pans in the kitchen with the force of his beatings.
3-Poetic. Is written in imagery and has a rhythm. I like how The poet goes into great detail describing the father, “The hand that held my wrist, Was battered on one knuckle” (Roethke). He also describes how he is injured while dancing, “At every step you missed, My right ear scraped a buckle” (Roethke). Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds in the same line such as the sound of /i/ in “Still clinging to your shirt” (Roethke). There is only one simile used in this poem. It is used in the third line, “But I hung on like death” (Roethke).