Theodore Roethke: My papa's waltz, English homework help

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Compose a paper of at least 750 words in which you offer your interpretation of a key theme in the attached poem (Theodore Roethke: My papa's waltz).

  • You should open your essay with an introductory paragraph that engages the reader and presents your poem and author. End your introduction with a thesis statement that interprets one literary element of the poem (such as theme, imagery, symbolism, or characterization).
  • Each paragraph following the introduction should present specific aspects of the poem that help to illustrate and support your thesis. Make sure to quote and analyze specific lines that support your argument.
  • Include a concluding paragraph at the end that summarizes the main points of the paper and explains the significance of the thesis.
  • Apply APA rules of style to source citations as well as the overall formatting of your essay. Be sure to include a title page and a References page.

    You may create your essay in the attached APA-formatted template

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    Theodore Roethke: MY PAPA’S WALTZ 1948 The whiskey on your breath Could make a small boy dizzy; But I hung on like death: Such waltzing was not easy. We romped until the pans 5 Slid from the kitchen shelf; My mother’s countenance Could not unfrown itself. The hand that held my wrist Was battered on one knuckle; 10 At every step you missed My right ear scraped a buckle. You beat time on my head With a palm caked hard by dirt, Then waltzed me off to bed 15 Still clinging to your shirt. Running head: SHORT TITLE OF PAPER Title of Paper John Q. Student South University Online Course ID—Course Name (optional depending on instructions) Week x, Assignment x (optional depending on instructions) Instructor Name (optional depending on instructions) Date (optional depending on instructions) 1 SHORT TITLE OF ESSAY 2 Full Title of Essay Start your first paragraph here. The best way to use this template is to read through the entire document first. Then, delete each section as you fill it in with your essay content. This template is formatted to meet APA’s requirements, so when you delete the sections one at a time, you will see that your work is formatted properly. This is the introduction paragraph. Here you want to introduce your topic and grab the reader’s attention. Your introduction paragraph should be 4–6 sentences long and will include your thesis statement. Remember, the thesis statement states the main focus or main idea of the entire essay and is normally the last sentence in the introduction; however, more importantly, it should be obvious what your thesis statement is. Begin the second paragraph here. This is your first body paragraph. Paragraphs should be between 5–12 sentences. Your body paragraphs should begin with the paragraph’s topic, which is the topic sentence. This topic sentence explains the main focus of this paragraph, and should clearly relate to your thesis statement. Next, you will include supporting details. If you are using outside sources (research) to lend credibility to your details, this is where you should include them; most importantly, this is also where you use in-text citations to cite other people’s ideas from your sources (Author, date). Finally, the last sentence of a body paragraph concludes the paragraph and refers back to the paragraph’s main focus. Begin the third paragraph here. This is your second body paragraph. Paragraphs should be between 5–12 sentences. Your body paragraphs should begin with the paragraph’s topic, which is the topic sentence. This topic sentence explains the main focus of this paragraph, and should clearly relate to your thesis statement. Next, you will include supporting details. If you are using outside sources (research) to lend credibility to your details, this is where you should include them; most importantly, this is also where you use in-text citations to cite other people’s SHORT TITLE OF ESSAY 3 ideas from your sources (Author, date). Finally, the last sentence of a body paragraph concludes the paragraph and refers back to the paragraph’s main focus. Begin the fourth paragraph here. This is your third body paragraph. Paragraphs should be between 5–12 sentences. Your body paragraphs should begin with the paragraph’s topic, which is the topic sentence. This topic sentence explains the main focus of this paragraph, and should clearly relate to your thesis statement. Next, you will include supporting details. If you are using outside sources (research) to lend credibility to your details, this is where you should include them; most importantly, this is also where you use in-text citations to cite other people’s ideas from your sources (Author, date). Finally, the last sentence of a body paragraph concludes the paragraph and refers back to the paragraph’s main focus. You may have more than three body paragraphs depending on the requirements of the essay. This template is formatted for only five paragraphs, so if you add more just begin a new paragraph and tap the TAB key to indent. The font and margins are already pre-set for you. The final paragraph is the conclusion paragraph. This paragraph can be shorter than the others. Remember to wrap-up the essay for the reader. The conclusion should not introduce any new material. Finally, you will want to refer back to your thesis statement. (On the following References page there are templates for several types of references such as a course lecture page, online textbook, journal article, and a website. When you create your References page, be sure to put the entries in alphabetical order based on the author’s last name.) SHORT TITLE OF ESSAY 4 References Author, A. A. (Date of publication). Title of article only first letter capitalized. Magazine/Journal Title Capitalized, volume #(issue #), page range. Author, C. C., & Author, D. D. (Year). Name of course textbook only first letter capitalized [VitalSource Digital Version]. City, State: Publisher. South University Online. (2014). Course ID: Title of course in sentence casing: Week x: Specific lecture page in sentence casing. Retrieved from myeclassonline.com Title of online article w/o author. (Date of publication). Newsletter/Website Title Capitalized. Retrieved from URL ...
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    Dr_Schrodinger
    School: Carnegie Mellon University

    Here you go buddybuddy.Please do check

    Running head: MY PAPA’S WALTZ

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    My papa’s waltz
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    MY PAPA’S WALTZ

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    MY PAPA’S WALTZ BY THEODORE ROETHKE
    Introduction
    “My Papa’s Waltz” composed by the 20th Century poet Theodore Roethke is a brief yet
    mind boggling piece of art. I have to state that when I first stumbled on to the poem I deduced a
    very negative impression about it. This particular impression could be supported or justified by
    the composer’s choice of words. Theodore Roethke depicts the various aspects of his childhood
    experiences. The poem has employed the use of various linguistic styles to engage the reader.
    The symbols, tone and metaphors in this piece of work shows a child’s unconditional love
    towards his abusive father.
    “The whiskey on your breath," is a line that portrays the image of a drunken man.
    This line directly evoked a feeling of revulsion inside me. “Could make a small boy dizzy,”
    further supports t...

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    Anonymous
    Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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