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    Those Winter Sundays

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    "Those Winter Sundays" by Robert Hayden is a poem about a how the author is recalling how his father would wake up early on Sundays, a day which is usually a reserved as a day of rest by many, to fix a fire for his family. The mood of this poem is a bit sad. It portrays a father, who deeply cares for his family but doesn't seem to show it by emotions, words, or touching. It also describes a home that isn't very warm in feelings as well as the title" Those Winter Sundays" The author describes the

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    In Response to "Those Winter Sundays" Being a child, is one of the hardest stages of ones life. They go through doing all the wrongs in order to do the right, and they socially develop into a mature and sensible human being. During this stage of a young child's life, the roles of parenting are absolutely crucial. In the poem "Those Winter Sundays" by Robert Hayden, I get a sense that the narrator does not have a special bond with his father, and that there is a sense of fear. I feel that in order

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    A Reading of “Those Winter Sundays” In Robert Hayden’s poem “Those Winter Sundays” a relationship between the speaker and the speaker’s father is expressed in short but descriptive detail, revealing a kind of love that had gone unnoticed for so long. Throughout the poem, Hayden’s use of connotative diction keeps the poem short and sweet yet packed with significant meaning. The evocative sound patterns play just as great a role setting the harsh and reflective tone of the poem. Together, these devices

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    The two poems I have chosen to analyze are Daystar by Rita Dove and Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden. The poem Daystar struck me from my first reading of it because I do the same thing this woman did sometimes. The apartment I share with my husband has a balcony where I have planted some flowers, and sometimes when the whether is nice I drag a rocking chair out there into the sun and just sit and let my thoughts wander. This poem reminds me of those moments. The author uses imagery in

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    boy into the household of an abusive father. Robert Hayden’s Those Winter Sundays is a similar poem from the perspective of a young adult reflecting back on the childhood relationship with his father and the abuse his father inflicted. These poems are important because they deal with the complex issues surrounding the subject of abuse and also show the different ways which children react to it. My Papa’s Waltz and Those Winter Sundays are similar poems because they use tone, imagery, and sounds and

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    and caring. People of a family want to be together and love to do things for each other, such as do the dishes or wash the car for them. The poems that most represent my family values are “Knoxville, Tennessee” by Nikki Giovanni and “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden. The one that does not represent my family as much as the others is “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan. I love the poem “Knoxville, Tennessee” by Nikki Giovanni. It gives me a sense of people wanting to be together, family, wanting

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    Comparing "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke and "Those Winter Sundays" by Robert Hayden My Papa's Waltz, by Theodore Roethke, and Those Winter Sundays, by Robert Hayden, are two somewhat similar poems about respected fathers. To most people a father is not just the man who fertilizes their mother's egg, but a man that spends time with and takes care of them. While doing this, he gains their love and respect. In these two poems Roethke and Hayden take an admiring look back at the actions

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    Love in My Papa's Waltz, Facts, Night Driving,  Those Winter Sundays, Digging, and Daddy I have elected to analyze seven poems spoken by a child to its parent. Despite a wide variety of sentiments, all share one theme: the deep and complicated love between child and parent. The first poem, "My Papa's Waltz," by Theodore Roethke (Page 18) presents a clear picture of the young man's father, from line one. "Whiskey" on the father's breath is one of many clues in appearance that mold a rough

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    Those Winter Sundays

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    The poem “Daystar” by Rita Dove and the poem “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden have some similarities, but they also have some differences. These poems mainly deal with parenting and the parenting life as well as their own personal issues. Each parent in the two poems have their children’s best interest at heart, but the two very different parents in two different time periods deal with very similar issues. The poem “Those Winter Sundays” Robert Hayden expresses regret through this poem about

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    Those Winter Sundays

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    enough, in both Robert Hayden’s poem “Those Winter Sundays” and Rita Dove’s “Daystar” is a distant parent are they selfish or mean or is the love they do show just not understood? In Robert Hayden’s poem “Those Winter Sundays” show that children have a hard time understanding why a parent is distant the speaker says “Sundays too my father got up early and put his clothes on/ in the blueblack cold,”(Line 1-2) the father even gets up very early on Sundays as in the “blueblack cold” the speaker seems

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    equally important. First loves are important to most artists, no matter how, when or who. How first loves impacted the artists play a significant role in determining the lives of the artists and their topics of writing. In Robert Hayden's "Those Winter Sundays," Hayden writes about his father and the abandonment his family showed him even though he worked so hard to provide for them. Hayden writes, "…cracked hands that ached from labor in the weekday blaze. No one ever thanked him" (590). Most artists

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    “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

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    In Robert Hayden’s “Those Winter Sundays”, Hayden writes about the sacrifices made by a father for the sake of his child. The father’s love is shown as quiet and simple, and it is through his sacrifices that the warmth of his love is felt by his child. Through Hayden’s use of metaphors, contrast, and visual imagery, he is able to build upon the theme that a father’s love is quiet and full of sacrifices. Hayden’s use of the metaphors cold and warm develops the idea of the importance of the father's

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    Riyadh Albader Dr. Alyson Lynn ENGL2030-32 April 16, 2015 Those Winter Sundays The poem these winter Sundays is a beautiful poem and the writer name is Robert Hayden and discuss father role in the poem. Poem looks simple if the analyzing deeply so understand that poem is complicated. The poem main theme is that discusses the father role and the child would worry because fearing the father of his behavior and strict toughness. In addition, the writer explains in various ways as positive or negative

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    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

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    “Those Winter Sundays” In “Those winter Sundays” Robert Hayden as an adult illustrates his understanding of his father’s love towards him as a child. Hayden finally understands that his father was a loving and kind man who never spoke of loving words. The author talks about his father’s sacrifices which were never appreciated. He shows his father’s tenacity by starting the poem with “Sundays too…” (Hayden 17) which shows his father wakes up early every day to work, and even on Sundays, a day

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    “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden is a touching  poem describing a remorseful father and child relationship. Not only does the author show a heartwarming theme, but also exemplifies pain within a connection that is long gone. This relation is between the narrator and his father,a hardworking man, who did anything and everything for his family, even though he never got the love he deserved from them. This poem showcases the looking back upon a father who deserved much more love in return for

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    In "Those Winter Sundays" Robert Hayden gives a significant example of a father's love. Through this poem, the author wants to convey a beautiful message regarding the unconditional love a father has for his child. The poem depicts many different ways a father can show his endless love and care. Many people probably dislike to wake up early, especially on a Sunday morning. But in this poem, the father gets "up early" (line 1). Then the father dresses himself up in the "blueblack cold" (2). Here,

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    As one gets older, their insight on life widens and gives them realization of things that seemed to not matter in life have great importance. The poem “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden illustrates a son reminiscing of his childhood when he is older. The readers can see the small acts the main character's father did never proved to be anything special to the son when he was younger, but when he grew up he realized that the small things exemplified his love for his family. Hayden’s diction and

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    feelings stand strong just like pillars do. Robert Hayden turns many door knobs on his emotions in his poem “Those Winter Sundays”. He wrote his poem in open form to allow for all emotions to rise instead of using rhyme to soften the emotions. He uses diction to reveal his emotions he had for his father throughout the poem. Hayden first sympathizes with his father by saying, “Sundays too…” (line 1). His father made many sacrifices for him but, as a child, he was unable to recognize them. So,

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