“Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden and “My Father’s Hats” by Mark Irwin gives an overview to inside the patriarch of their families. The children reflect on the memories, and the good deeds that their father’s provided for them. They understand what their greatly appreciate their fathers did for them. “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden and “My Father’s Hats” by Mark Irwin capture children’s memories of their father’s love and sacrifices.
Robert Hayden was a poet who was not afraid of tackling racial issues in the African American community. In 1913, Asa Bundy Sheffey was born in Detroit, Michigan (Wright 300). He was born with impaired vision which caused him to wear glasses (“Robert Hayden” par.1). He attended Detroit City College and the University of Michigan (Wright 300). While attending the University of Michigan Hayden studied the works of W.H. Auden (“Robert Hayden” par.2). He continued to admire the works of Carl Sandburg, Edna…show more content… “Those Winter Sundays” explains a father’s sacrifices for his family. “Those Winter Sundays” is very clear cut with the memories. Right at the beginning you can get a good understanding of what is going on in the poem. The speaker in “Those Winter Sundays” does not understand his father’s actions. “My Father’s Hats” is a metaphor for grief memory. “My Father’s Hats” has more imagery than “Those Winter Sundays”. “My Father’s Hats” by Mark Irwin is an extremely well written poem.
“Those Winter Sundays” and “My Father’s Hats” both involve a Son’s relationship with his father. They are both written from old memories. Both of the speakers wish that they had the chance to speak, touch, and hear their father again. The theme of both poems are the appreciation of their fathers. Neither of the two poems has a rhyme scheme. Both of the poems have religious references. The children did not understand the selfless acts their fathers committed until they are