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part 1: Discuss Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz" from the perspective of the adult speaker as he reflects on his childhood perception of his father. This poem usually invites debate among students: is it a memory of child abuse at the hands of an alcoholic father or a beloved memory of exuberant horseplay? Hint: The title of the poem is your first clue at the intended meaning.
Please post no fewer than 300 words, making sure to balance your answers to the separate parts.