Analysis of Rober Hayden´s Those Winter Sundays

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What is a poem? According to a poem is, “a piece of writing that partakes of the nature of both speech and song that is nearly always rhythmical, usually metaphorical, and often exhibits such formal elements as meter, rhyme, and stanzaic structure.” There are guidelines for poets when writing poetry. Above, some of the terms were already mentioned. To outline theme poems can uses rhyme, language, rhythm, form, imagery and meter to create tone and meaning in words. However while meeting these guidelines it still must evoke strong emotions in its readers, even if it is complete confusion. We will take a look at one piece of poetry, “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden that utilizes some of these tools to give it meaning and tone.

In the poem, “Those Winter Sundays,” Imagery is a tool used. It is created by visually descriptive of figurative language. This poem is constructed into three stanzas consisting of five lines, then four, and five again. In the first stanza we are made to think of winter. This affect is created by the words, “Blueblack Cold,” (2) “Cracked ...

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