This week we continued to work on our Creative Writing piece revisions and edits, along with a new poem of the week that we of course TPCASTT-ed.
To start with my creative writing piece, I have gotten farther in my editing and revisions to the point that all I have to do now is to just rewrite the whole thing all over again and actually implement everything that I have commented on my old draft. It's hasn't really been that hard to revise and edit my piece just because, like I mentioned on my last blog post, I have a very distinct connection to my piece. This is because of how personal and real it is to me and how everything I say in it is very true and actually happened in my life. So now, I just have to finish the piece so that I can send it to Ben on Sunday, which I'm pretty close already.
We started to talk about a new poem of the week. It was titled "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke. Just to talk about the poem itself, at first glance of the whole thing it seems to be just about a child remembering how his relationship with his dad was. But upon further inspection we can deduce that it is actually about how a child had to deal with his drunk father one night before he went to sleep. Of course this could mean a lot of things and could lead into a lot more discussions, but I'ma leave it at that. I feel like I've definitely gotten better at analyzing poetry, definitely more than before I started this class. So I'm glad to say that I'm happy about these improvements and that I can't wait to improve even more as the class goes on.