Essay my papas waltz - Salgado 1 Jennifer Salgado Mr David Norman ENGL 1102 April 4 2021 Negative and Positive Connotations in \u201cMy Papa Waltz\u201d

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Salgado 1 Jennifer Salgado Mr. David Norman ENGL 1102 April 4, 2021 Negative and Positive Connotations in “My Papa Waltz” The poem “My Papa Waltz” offers a complex family dynamic structure with multiple epistemes of an abusive and loving father engaging in a dance with his son. Also, it offers an explicit discussion entailing a central conflict between the drunken father and the narrator. The poem makes use of affectionate and whimsical tone. The speaker engages in discussing memories from his childhood. As illustrated in the reading, the speaker's father emerges from home drunk while smelling whiskey on his breath, making the the dizzy. The waltz depicts a form of ballroom dance in the poem. The boy's dad is drunken, wobbly, and unsteady (Roethke n.p). Despite the situation, the boy clings on and does not display the presence of fear. The writing uses various rhetorical styles that are essential in drawing the emotions of the audience and understanding the central message in an efficient matter. The author of the diction uses positive and negative connotations in describing the young boy’s experiences, as illustrated in the paper. The poem makes the use of a negative connotation as indicated in the first lines. The quote, "… hung on like death," illustrates how the boy holds on to the father (Roethke n.p). The feelings of compassion are developed as a result of using literacy. The poem's beginning portrays
Salgado 2 a statement that serves essentially in controlling the poem's development. As illustrated in the diction, the father is engaging in drinking excessively. From this point, the audience can learn of

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