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Let’s put your critical thinking skills to use. There is a debate about what Theodore Roethke poem, “My Papa’s Waltz.  Some see this as a…

Let’s put your critical thinking skills to use. There is a debate about what Theodore Roethke poem, “My Papa’s Waltz.  Some see this as a thinly disguised depiction of child abuse. Others interpret the poem as a  fun-filled (if rough) evening between loving father and his son.
Read the poem below, then In 100-200 words,  write a ROGERIAN FIRST PARAGRAPH for a paper, explaining both positions equally without taking sides. Study the document on “Rogerian Argument” in this week’s module for the details.
**This is going to be tough for those of you who have strong opinions. give it a try!My Papas WaltzBY THEODORE ROETHKE (Links to an external site.)The whiskey on your breath  Could make a small boy dizzy;  But I hung on like death:  Such waltzing was not easy.We romped until the pans  Slid from the kitchen shelf;  My mothers countenance  Could not unfrown itself.The hand that held my wrist  Was battered on one knuckle;  At every step you missedMy right ear scraped a buckle.You beat time on my head  With a palm caked hard by dirt,  Then waltzed me off to bed  Still clinging to your shirt.

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