My Papa’s Waltz is by Theodore Rothke it is about a childhood memory written later in his lifetime. Theodore Rothke’s dad was an alcoholic drunk. Theodore Rothke went through a period where he was depressed and mentally unstable. Theodore Rothke was fascinated by the nature of the world; many of his poems were about this subject. Some people who read My Papa’s Waltz come to the conclusion that it is about a
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head reaches you dad’s waist. This is how whenever his dad would stumble, his ear scraped on his dad’s belt buckle.
My Papa’s waltz is a poem of a loving memory from a seven-year-old boy written later in his life. People automatically come to the conclusion if a guy is drunk he is abusive, however, this not the case. This poem is about a fun night that Rothke remembered from his childhood.