Comparing My Papa's Waltz 'And Those Winter Sundays'

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In this response, I am comparing and contrasting the emotions that the speakers Roethke’s “My Papa’s Waltz” and Hayden’s “ Those Winter Sundays” have towards their fathers. In “ My Papa’s Waltz”, get the feeling that the father abuses the speaker and has a strong dislike for the speaker. According to the text, “ The hand that held my wrist, Was battered on one knuckle, At every step you missed, my right ear scraped a buckle” (Roethke 9-12). In “ Those Winter Sundays”, I get this feeling that the speaker’s father is a hardworking man that keeps clothes on their back and keeps the house warm, but the speaker has to wake up early on Sundays to help his father. In comparison the both talk about their father, but mostly contrasting that “ My Papa’s
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