Viennese Waltz

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  • The Castle Film Analysis

    The Castle (1997), directed by Rob Sitch and Strictly Ballroom (1992), directed by Baz Luhrman both succeed in displaying the idea of Australian dreamers. They both to show that Australia is a land where working hard can make dreams come true. Scott, from Strictly Ballroom, dreams to win the Pan Pacific’s, and more importantly, to dance his own steps. Darryl, The Castle, just wants to keep living his simple life in his house with his family. While both ideals and characters vastly contrast, they are both dreamers. The two films have differing plots. Strictly Ballroom is about a young man wanting to dance his own steps. Scott dreams of a life where he does not have to follow the strict rules set by the Dance Federation. After finally dancing his own steps, he is turned on by his partner, and must set out to find a new one. He stumbles across Fran, a beginner dancer at his mother’s dance school, who convinces him not to judge a book by its cover, and how to feel free and dance his own steps. He discovers that his father also wanted to dance his own steps and was held back by Barry Fife, head of the Dance Federation, Les Kendall, Scott’s coach, and Shirley Hastings, Doug’s wife and Scott’s mother. Scott realises what he really wants and dances with Fran at the Pan Pacific’s. The Castle, on the other hand, is about an older man fighting to keep his house for his family. The government attempts to remove his house for Airlink. Even without the intelligence required to face a…

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  • Summary Of My Papa's Waltz By Theodore Roethke

    Hidden Messages “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke is a very mysterious and ambiguous poem. The speaker reminisces on a memory of himself as a young boy with his father. Several readers get multiple impressions of the poem, and find themselves feeling puzzled about what the poem is truly about. The poem is very controversial with the vocabulary being used by the speaker, and there are many interpretations that readers can get from it. The poem demonstrates imagery and metaphors to describe…

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  • Coach Wooden And Me Analysis

    In the poem My Papa’s Waltz by Theodore Roethke, the article Coming of Age Whether They like it or Not by Megan Rubiner Zinn, the novel Coach Wooden and Me by Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and my personal connection would playing sports or working while enjoying both it all comes down to choose one, all show coming of age through a common theme of making hard decisions that help their future decisions. The connection between the two is coming of age by helping one achieve what they want, a bribe. In…

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  • Social Cognition Concepts In The Film Take The Lead

    The task set is to identify the social-cognition concepts that are found in the characters behaviours and attitudes in the film, ‘Take the Lead’. Impression formation is when someone forms impressions of peoples charismas based on traits and behaviours. People can form impressions verbally, which involves what is said such as swearing, polite and/or formal language. An example of this is how Pierre, throughout the whole film, talks in a polite manner and never once raises his voice. His…

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  • My Father's Waltz Poem Analysis

    One of the key points in the poem is that the term “waltz” is used beyond its meaning to symbolize the father’s positive, and negative aspects of an unfulfilling role as a parent. A waltz is described as, “simultaneous circular movements: each couple turns on itself, in a small circle, around its own center, spiraling around in continuous turns” (Yaraman, 1998). This connects to the father’s drunk behavior because the poem refers to it as “/Such waltzing was not easy/”, in which the father lacks…

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  • Informative Essay: The Evolution Of Dance

    continuously altered by younger generations interested in contemporary ideals. History has proven dance as a controversial subject. In Brie Hiramine’s article, “Controversial Teen Dance Crazes That Pissed Off Parents Throughout History,” she steps through different time periods explaining parents’ frustrations with new dance trends. Hiramine first explained the Renaissance Age of 1500 where the “Volta” became popularized. The Volta required men to lift women into jumps and leaps while dancing…

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  • Analysis Of My Papa's Waltz By Theodore Roethke

    Clark 1 Jessica Clark Professor Lampert English 1302 135 01 October 2015 Poetry Essay In the poem “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke, the narrator is remembering a childhood experience that involved his father. The character describes the relationship with his father by using expression and details. The characters feelings can be viewed in different ways, most people see him as a young boy being abused and neglected, and others see him as having a loving relationship with his father. The…

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  • Extended Metaphors In My Papa's Waltz By Roethke

    In “My Papa’s Waltz,” Roethke uses an extended metaphor, but uses different language to describe it as the poem is read. “My Papa’s Waltz” has the metaphor of dancing throughout the poem, more correctly, waltzing between a father and son. Everything from the description of the fluidity of the dance to the speakers feeling towards the dance helps create a stronger meaning behind the metaphor. Roethke uses dancing as a metaphor for the relationship between the son and the father, according to the…

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  • Persuasive Essay: Why Dance Should Be A Sport?

    Dancing and sports are fun activities that have been practiced for centuries around the world. The Oxford Dictionary defines a sport as, “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment”. By using this definition, many would consider dance to be named a sport. However, society labels all dance styles as a club or extracurricular activity. At first glance, dancers would say dance should be named a sport. But on…

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  • An Analysis Of 'My Papa's Waltz'

    and good for the soul. We get to visit with our loved ones, who are no longer with us, or those far away. In the poem “My Papa’s Waltz” written by Theodore Roethke, the speaker, reminisces back to his childhood with his father. The speaker reflects—through the rhythm, word choice, theme, and tone—on the ritual of the special nightly bedtime waltz that father and son…

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