poem discussion writing homework help

poem discussion writing homework help


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 mother’s countenance

Could not unfrown itself

The hand that held my wrist

Was battered on one knuckle;

At every step you missed

My 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.


Poetic Features List

— At least 5 Poetic Features
— In order of importance to the poem
— Accurately named and examples given for each poetic feature mentioned


Speaker & Tone

— Says as much as possible about the Speaker; gives logical textual proof for the description
–Uses clear adjectives to describe the Speaker’s attitude (tone)
— Uses language from the poem to show why the chosen adjectives accurately describe the tone of the poem



— Synthesizes the information given in Part 1 and Part 2 to create a clear and accurate interpretation of the intended theme and purpose of the assigned poem. The more “connections that can be made and supported logically, the better. To get full credit for this section, the majority of the language of the poem needs to be used to create and support your interpretation.