Class Exercise: My Papa’s Waltz & The Boy From Willow Bend

Exercise to be completed on 23 October 2019 on BINDER SHEET and handed in at the END of class.

Read and answer the following question:

The poem My Papa’s Waltz and the story The Boy from Willow Bend deals with aspects of family and alcoholism.

  1. For each theme, describe how each family was affected by alcoholism, and why this is significant. (10 marks)
  2. How did the protagonist feel about being around an alcoholic and why? (5 marks)
  3. Give your opinion on both pieces. (5 marks)

Ms. Gumbs English Literature OCS 2019-2020