Those Winter Sundays Compare And Contrast

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Love is the most powerful of all magic. It brings hope, beauty, unity, and joy into ones life. Also, it brings pain and heartache if not nurtured, or if neglected. There are different types of love for example the love for your parents and children, which is unconditional, but sometimes complicated. Then there is the kind for lovers and friends, which are built on getting to know a person and accepting people for who they are. Regardless of the kind of love, it is still powerful and emotionally linked. Love brings people together, and creates distance too. Love makes people feel like they are on top of the world, and then sometimes makes others want to take their life. The two poems Robert Pack’s “The Frog Prince”, and Robert Hayden’s …show more content…

”(806). The love that is presented in Hayden’s “Those Winter Sundays” portrays a child’s inability to see the sacrifice the father made to make sure he was cared for. The love shown in this poem is selfish, cruel, destitute, and silent. The difference between the two poems is that in the first poem the people are open to receiving love and able to enjoy its grandness, whereas, in the other poem the love there is grim and neither member seems eager to mend the situation. Love is unexplainable because it can transform the ugliest of things into beauty, and it can create despair when it goes unnoticed. Unconditional love is the most secure love of all. The love between parent and child is often never ending because it doesn’t matter what happens, people love their children and parents forever. In Pack’s poem the mother makes a startling discovery of her daughter’s and lovers first time. “An in the morning when her mother/ Came and saw them there in bed,/ Heard how a frog became a prince;/ What was it that her mother said?” (749). What was it the mother said to the young couple? What ever it was the princess obviously felt secure enough to have sex in her mothers’ house. Open communication exists between the mother and daughter, and she must have spoke to them about love and commitment. The bond between the father and child, in Hayden’s poem is non-existing.

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