The “blueblack cold,” blue is the color Hayden wants the reader to visualize and cold is what Hayden wants the reader to feel, those are two different types of scenery details, which are sight and touch (2). Then he goes off to say “with cracked hands ... ... middle of paper ... ... should be appreciated for that reason. The speaker started off the poem by remembering his father’s diligence on Sunday mornings and then ends the poem by accepting that he was growing and did not understand at the time that his father truly loved him even though there was no contact between the speaker and his father during the narrative of the poem. Hayden leaves the speaker with a nostalgic sense at the end of the poem and does not include the speaker being able to finally tell his father thank you for all the work that he is done, it leaves the reader wondering if the father has passed away or why the speaker is thinking about these nostalgic memories of his father. Works Cited 1.
The poet describes a cold winter Sunday morning staying in bed until the house is warm. The poet expressed sympathy for his father who got up early on a cold Sunday morning... ... middle of paper ... ... labor in the weekday weather made.” (“Winter” 3) Mark Irwin, however, did not describe his father’s hands, but he did acknowledge his father by the love of his father’s hat. Mark Irwin’s imagery was his use of the senses of smell of the hat, imagining he was in a forest and listening to the wind in the trees. The childhood memories of the three poets indicates their acknowledgement of their fathers. This acknowledgement indicates the importance of the relationship between a father and a son.
The theme of love drives the understanding of the poem for readers. Although the love the father feels for his child is not directly stated and the son my not have realized the affection his father was showing him as a child, it is understood by the reader because of the actions of the father. Works Cited Robert Hayden. "Those Winter Sundays". www.poets.org.
I like when he realizes because he said “What did I know, what did I know” (13). All in all both of the poems are amazing realization of the past with their father’s relationships and reflecting on some positive or negative moments in their lives. While on poet thought he had a good dad when he was young he looks back and analyze that his father used to play with him when he was drunk and basically was the one holding him through his unbalance moment. When it should have been the other way around. Although in “Those winter Sundays” the boy didn’t care about his father hardship work and showed no type of appreciation, realizes that he was an exceptional father that had a lot to give.
The poem is composed of three stanzas of f... ... middle of paper ... ...e family’s life style; that they live in poverty and go to church on Sundays. The poem is centered on one question: “what did I know of love's austere and lonely offices?” The majority of the poem is examples of “love’s austere and lonely offices”. One such example would be when the boy polishes his shoes, probably getting ready to go to church. The father, although poor, still passes on good values to his son by going to church on Sundays. Another example would be the father waking up earlier than the rest of the house to get it warmed up.
In both poems we see compassion at different times. For instances, the speaker in Those Winter Sundays learned compassions, to sympathy about the work his father did to support the family. Then in My Papa’s Waltz the speaker shows compassion to his father from the start of the poem. In the first stanza it states “The whiskey on your breath/ Could make a small boy dizzy;/ But I hung on l... ... middle of paper ... ...he house without any hesitation to stop is what motivates me to have discipline. Compassion do to the fathers had work, I knew that he couldn’t be their all the time for me and sometime drank alcohol do to the stress of work, but was always happy with the family.
A Son's Love for His Father A son’s love for his father is sometimes not acknowledged until he is an adult. Children often become so wrapped up in their own tasks and obligations that they take for granted the simple acts of loving support given to them by their parents. And parents sometimes feel scared that obvious signs of love and emotion will scare off a child, so they just do all they can to make the child’s life run smoothly and try to fade into the background when it comes to tender moments. In the poem “Those Winter Sundays,” Robert Hayden uses figurative language and other literary devices to show a father’s love for his son as well as the son’s realization of that love. The cold that Hayden describes in the house is a reoccurring hardship that the father must face in his life.
In “Those Winter Sundays,” a man bring to attention the remembrance of his father, how his father demonstrated love to him through is behavior. Precisely, the speaker recalls that his father wakes up early on Sunday morning to light up the furnace fire and also wake his son up to dress up when the house is a little bit warm. The speaker’s father make it one of his duties to polish his son’s shoe to go to church, teaching his son that he is very interested in his moral upbringing. The word “Chronic angers” in line nine put to mind the pictures of how the speaker’s father is a good and hardworking man. And “Then with cracked hands that ached, from labor in the weekday weather made banked fires blaze” in line three, four and five talks of how
The father rises early to wake his family and warm the house. To warm the house, he goes out in the cold and splits wood to start a fire. This is a poem about an older boy looking back to his childhood and regretting that “No one ever thanked him.” In Those Winter Sundays'; by Robert Hayden, the poet also relinquishes on a regular occurrence in his childhood. On Sunday mornings, just as any other morning, his father rises early and puts on his clothes in the cold darkness. He ... ... middle of paper ... ... Explicator 51.4 (1993): 245.
As a child, it is hard to gain an appreciation for one’s father because one does not think about how much a father does for his child. When the speaker grows older, he reflects on his childhood and realizes how much his father has done for him. Everything that the father did for his son and family was done out of love, and the father did not gain any recognition at all. One example of the father helping his family is when he builds the fires to keep the household warm: Sundays too my father got up early / and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold / then with cracked hands that ached / from labor in the weekday weather made / banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him.