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Teaching My Papa's Waltz

My Papa's Waltz

Theodore Huebner Roethke was an American poet who published several volumes of influential and critically acclaimed verse. He is widely regarded as among the most accomplished and influential poets of his generation. In the poem "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke, the speaker is reflecting on a childhood experience involving his father.\n<br><br>\n<i><u>Stories in Stanzas (Text 3)</u> -- This poem is part of a Knowledge Set exploring how authors use poetry both to tell stories about the world they live in and to imagine the world as a different place. For the remainder of this set, students will read different poems and delve into the themes, life experiences, and emotions express

Theodore Roethke
"My Papa's Waltz," copyright © 1942 by Hearst Magazines, Inc., copyright © 1966 and renewed 1994 by Beatrice Lushington; from COLLECTED POEMS by Theodore Roethke. Used by permission of Doubleday, an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a divi

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What kind of relationship does the speaker have with his papa?
STANDARDS:
RL.4 - Key Terms & Tone, RL.5 - Text Structure

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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