The word “too” in this line is important because it helps the reader understand that he does not only wake up early on Sundays, but every single day. In the last sentence of the first stanza the speaker admits to the reader “No one ever thanked him” (5). This goes on to show that in the present the speaker feels regret for not appreciating his father waking up early to start a fire. The speaker uses imagery in the first stanza to incite the reader so that they can imagine the setting in which the father begins his day on Sunday mornings. 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).
I never knew why he always wore his uniform when my grandparents came to visit. My grandpa wasn’t the nicest grandparent a person could have. He never smiled and every time he shook my hand it felt like he was going to break it. I understood why my father was so strict because his father was strict. I knew my father meant well by his teaching but I wanted to live and be a kid... ... middle of paper ... ... with my uncle doing construction.
At the beginning of the poem, he reminisces on the memories of his father because he regrets how he did not realize how much his father did for him. “Sundays too my father got up early and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold” (1-2). His father wakes up early in the cold mornings to go to work to provide for him and his family. “then with cracked hands that ached from labor in the weekday weather made banked fires blaze” (3-5). This line is indicating that his father is not waking up to go to a desk, but that because his hands are achy, he is doing hard labor early in the morning.
“Those Winter Sundays,” by Robert Hayden, talks about his childhood and how his father went out of his way to please his boy and others, but never did he show any gratitude or appreciation. Now as an adult, the poet starts to feel guilty and miserable for never letting his father know he was a good man. The poem starts out by telling us the situations the poet’s father would go out into to do things for others, yet no one ever thanked him, he was unrecognized. 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.
Robert Hayden's “Those Winter Sundays” In Robert Hayden’s “Those Winter Sundays” a grown person, most likely a man, recounts the winter Sundays of his childhood. He remembers the early morning events that took place and how much the events portrayed his father’s love for him. The man realizes that as a child he failed to appreciate the hard work his father did in order to provide him with some basic necessities and some small additional perks at times. The theme of the poem is sad, and lonely. Assuming that the speaker is a man looking back on his childhood, the child was lonely, and possibly even afraid of the father.
It shows us that on Sundays, along with every other day of the week, this man gets up early to take care of his family. The first stanza has a powerful message packed in to the five lines. The father is up before anyone else, in the dark coldness of the home, getting dressed, and making fires to keep everyone else warm. This stanza also shows the father was a hardworking man “with cracked hands that ached from labor in the week day weather. (3-4)” The last line “No one ever thanked him(5)” demonstrates that no one appreciates what he did to keep them warm and the devotion he has to his family.
Distant parents even if they mean well and try to convey their love to their families through actions or deeds as the speaker states “No one ever thanked him” the father not seen as loving to the child. (Line 5) The speaker says “I will rise and dress, fearing the chronic angers of that house,” there is usually a lot of tension and fear in a house hold with bad communication skills, the mother and father may fight or argue often or the distant parent if not both of them may be angry that the child does not understand their love and compassion The children grow to be uncaring and unresponsive to the actions that the parents do for the family as the speake... ... middle of paper ... ...e that was hers for an hour”(Line 16-20) when they are making love she day dreams of her time with her self and the only thing she has is her thoughts she has no desire to love her husband as the speaker explains she thinks of the place “where she [is] nothing, pure nothing, in the middle of the day.”(Line 20-22) In Robert Hayden’s poem “Those Winter Sundays” there is a father who loves his cild and does kind things for his family he works hard getting up early everyday and “No one ever thanked him” (Hayden Line 5) and in Rita Dove’s “Daystar” there is the mother who is deeply depressed and is not happy with the life she has she is unhappy was being a mother and goes through the motions of everyday life because she has to as a mother. Children never benefit from distance in the home they rarely understand it and they never feel loved.
Troy?s relationship with his father was one, which produced much tension, and had a strong influence on Troy?s relationships with his loved ones as an adult. He had very little respect for his father because his father did not, in Troy?s mind, make his family a priority. At an early age, Troy?s father beat him ?like there was no tomorrow? because he caught Troy getting ?cozy? with a girl (549; I,4).
In the poem “Those Winter Sundays” the reader can conclude that the father battled his own personal demons. The speaker states that “slowly I would rise and dress fearing the chronic angers of the house.” (8-9) The farther may had trouble controlling his anger because “no one ever thanked him” (5). This in turn, placed distance between father and son. The speaker did not understand why his father was angry as a child. As the speaker says “what did I know, what did I know “(13) I can almost see the him shaking his head.
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.