My father's song (Poem analysis)
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... February 25, Father-Son Relations and the Cycle and Rhythms of Life Fathers evoke various feelings for their sons- sometimes love, sometimes fear, though some feel an odd mixture of both. Two poems describe father-son relationships through memories of past interactions. Simon J. Ortiz, a Native American, depicts a nostalgic tone, as he shares the memory of planting together with his father in “My Fathers Song.” Theodore Roethke, son of German immigrants, wrote a poem, “My Papa’s Waltz,” that has a fearful tone for his father, although the intensity of his love is part of the poem’s attitude. These poems are rich in cultural symbols that assert how much their fathers and culture shaped their...