This passage is adapted from the poem “my father in the navy: a childhood memory” by judith ortiz cofer (©1990 by judith ortiz cofer) stiff and immaculate. My father in the navy author- judith ortiz cofer by: taylor jones, and haley copus designed by péter puklus for prezi judith ortiz cofer was born in hormigueros,puerto rico on february 24,1952 her and her family moved often, from puerto rico to new jersey then to georgia her work can be classified as creative nonfiction.
Judith ortiz cofer (b 1952) the daughter of a teenage mother and a career navy father, judith ortiz cofer spent her childhood traveling back and forth between the us mainland and puerto rico, her birthplace, experiencing schools and neighborhoods in both spanish and english and adjusting and readjusting to different cultural environments.
Poem:my father in the navy by judith ortiz cofer background, the language used and elements of poetry please give the background, the language used and the elements of poetry used in the poem. A literary analysis and a comparison of my father in the navy: a childhood memory by judith ortiz cofers and my papa's waltz by theodore roethke 2,147 words 5 pages. The two poems deal with a child’s love for a father encapsulated in the persona’s most vivid memory of his or her father pivotal in both poems is the physical presence of the father in the persona’s life as a child. Poem:my father in the navy by judith ortiz cofer background, the language used and elements of poetry my father in the navy by judith ortiz cofer stiff and immaculate in the white cloth of his uniform and a round cap on his head like a halo.
Figure of speech:“our father like an angel” referring to someone dressed in white as looking like an angel is a common figure of speech obviously, the dad did not glow like an angel, but the factthat he wore all white made him look like an angel in the eyes of his family. My father in the navy 1 my father in the navy: a childhood memoryby judith ortiz cofer presentation by emily dothager g 2. My father in the navy a childhood memory “stiff and immaculate in the white cloth of his uniform and a round cap on his head like a halo he was an apparition on leave from a shadow-world and only flesh and blood when he rose from below the waterline where he kept watch over the engines and dials making sure the ship parted the waters on a.
Poetry analysis: a comparison of the poems ‘my father in the navy: a childhood memory’ by judith ortiz cofer and ‘my papa`s waltz’ by theodore roethke sample essay paragraphs please check the sample of the previously written essay on the topic. A father can be a warm and joyful memory, or a dark and dismal one two poets confront these memories in judith ortiz cofers poem “my father in the navy a childhood memory” and in the poem by theodore roethke “my papa’s waltz. “my father in the navy: a childhood memory” by judith ortiz cofer, from hispanics in the us: an anthology of creative literature, vol 2, 1982.
The father is depicted as a quasi-mythical being, an angel, who comes to visit every once in a while--and whose visits the family waits for with great anticipation the white of his uniform makes the angel metaphor work particularly well. A literary analysis and a comparison of my father in the navy: a childhood memory by judith ortiz cofers and my papa's waltz by theodore roethke.
After retirement, her father settled the family in georgia, which stabilized judith’s education during college she married and, with husband and daughter, moved to florida where she finished an ma in english.