discuss how the poems present that theme and argue which poem makes its point more effectively

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Choose two poems we’ve read that have a common theme (love, faith, relationships, suffering, etc.). Then write a 1,000-word essay in which you discuss how the poems present that theme and argue which poem makes its point more effectively. A few possible themes and poems that could be paired:

humor -- "A Martian Sends a Postcard Home" and "The Flea"

suffering -- "Musée des Beaux Arts" and "My Papa's Waltz"

connectedness with family -- "Digging" and "My Papa's Waltz"

the difficulties of being a parent -- "Ballad of Birmingham" and "Musée des Beaux Arts”

alternate views of everyday life -- "The Flea" and "A Martian Sends a Postcard Home"

the beauty of art -- "Ode on a Grecian Urn" and "Musée des Beaux Arts”

the danger of committing hubris -- "Ozymandias" and "Musée des Beaux Arts”

the impermanence of human achievements -- "Ozymandias" and "Ode on a Grecian Urn"

the importance of history to the present -- "Ballad of Birmingham" and "Ozymandias"

memory -- "My Papa's Waltz" and "Ballad of Birmingham"

the rewards of hard work -- "Digging" and "Ozymandias"

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Connectedness with Family
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Connectedness with Family
Poems can be analyzed to understand the various themes that the poet uses to pass their
message to the readers. There is a wide range of themes such as humor, parenthood, connections
in the family, suffering, relationships, love and war among others. A poem can have more than
one theme that the poet uses to convey their message (Ebrahimi and Saljeghe, 2016). In this
essay, the theme of connectedness with family is discussed. The essay focuses on analyzing two
poems which are “Digging” by Seamus Heaney and “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke.
The essay analyzes how these poems show the connection between the poet and their family and
also explains which poem depicts the theme in a better way.
My Papa’s Waltz
This poem was written by Theodore Roethke, and he describes his relationship with his
father and more so the whole of his family. In the first stanza, he shows his relationship with his
father. He explains that his father drinks alcohol and the smell from his breath due to the whiskey
he had taken makes the poet dizzy. In this case, the poet describes himself as a small boy, and
therefore the poem describes the...

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