Analysis Of The Poem Those Winter Sundays By Robert Hayden

850 Words Jul 29th, 2015 4 Pages
Parents play an irreplaceable role in the lives of their children. This very important relationship positively influences a child 's physical, mental, and emotional development. Being lucky enough to have caring parents can definitely be a factor in both a child’s confidence and social behavior. Caring parents contributes to a child’s sense of security by creating a stable and loving environment for them meanwhile boosting their self-esteem. In the poem Those Winter Sundays author Robert Hayden 's acknowledgment to his father demonstrates the use of under appreciation, pithiness, and imagery. In the poem he shared to us readers his childhood memories of his father figure and how he realized his lack of gratefulness towards him that usually accompanies children of his age. He then implies that he is ashamed of having taken for granted the self-sacrificing duties routinely performed morning after morning by his hard-working and impassive parent. In the poem in line one Hayden uses the word "too" to inform us readers that he acknowledged the fact that his father didn’t have the privilege of having Sundays off, which in his eyes was the day of rest. He saw that his father had been a man that was always working regularly even when not at his actual job and became accustomed to his routine as shown in lines two through five when he informed us on what had been his father’s morning routine, ”put his clothes on in the blueblack cold…made banked fires blaze” As a child the author…
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