After that there are hardly any shifts In the poem.
Theme: This poem presents the Idea that the theme would be that no matter what someone can do, there will always be someone who depends on him or her and will always love him or her.
The author revised very brief words throughout the poem to quickly get his poem’s meaning across to the reader.
Speaker’s Attitude: The speaker evokes sympathy as they read the poem. Some would be “battered on one knuckle,” “UN-frown,” and “death.
You never let me forget because we were God, and then took me to bed because I was forever yours.
Connotation: “My Papa’s Waltz” presents similes, metaphors, and personification.
In Theodore Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz" and Robert Hayden's "Those Winter Sundays", the protagonists each have a troubled relationship with his father.
Poems, in particular, may uncover deep and often unresolved struggles that one may have with a loved one.
An example of the poem helps support this, “Still clinging to your shirt,” this Implies that they do depend on them because this Is an act of Immaturity.
“Held on Like death,” provides another example because the death grip Is a never ever letting go grip, It holds on forever and doesn’t want to let go.