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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In Those Winter Sundays, Eating Alone, and My Papa’s Waltz, the speakers all experience some form of isolation, while recalling their childhood relationship with fathers. This isolation causes loneliness, which then takes a variety of forms such as emotional, physical, or both. The fact that these authors brought to our attention these specific poems, shows that children inherit certain values from their emotional connection with their fathers in childhood, and take those values with them into adulthood, and into their own families.
In “Those Winter Sundays”, Robert Hayden introduces us to the theme of love unlike in any other poems. The theme of love in this poem is different from any other contemporary love themes because here, Hayden doesn’t talk about the amorously affectionate emotion between young lovers like Romeo and Juliet, but the deep familial love between a parent and a child. This kind of love is not pretentious. Their love is not exhibited by kisses or hugs; while it may go unnoticed it is always in existence. Hayden showcases the love between the parent and a child as the most selfless and strongest love of them all. Hayden defines an unspoken love and offers us a glimpse into an ordinary father-child relationship by the use of literary elements such as sound, point of view of the speaker and imagery with vivid description that includes details that appeal to the senses.
Fathers are often the parent who kids, especially sons, look up to and use as an inspiration. They inspire them to one day become successful in life and be able to provide for a family of their own, similar to how they, the fathers, did. This is apparent in both, the poem “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden and the image of a baby holding on to his father's middle finger by Alex Taylor. The writer and photographer both portray the father and son relationship as one that requires a great deal of sacrifice by the father in order for their sons to lead a better life, whether this is in the form of education or even just a warm home to wake up in. However, they are able to get these points across in different ways, whether it is through the
In Robert Hayden’s poem “Those Winter Sundays” tells of an individual reminiscing about their father and the sacrifices he made to provide for them. In the poem, the father was not appreciated for his contribution but the narrator seems to now acknowledge the hard work of the father. As the poem progresses the tone of the narrator is one of regret and remorse. The relationship of the parent and child is often one of misunderstanding and conflict until the experiences life more and come in grasps of the parent’s intention. So, the relation between a parent and child evolves as the child emerges to adulthood.
Everyday, people are faced with choices. Some of life’s choices are simple, such as deciding what to wear to school or choosing a television station to watch. Other choices, however, are much more serious and have life-altering consequences. Sethe, the protagonist of Beloved, and Sophie, the main focus in Sophie’s Choice, are mothers that are faced with choices that change their entire lives. While the time period and characters involved differ, the choices of Sethe and Sophie can easily be compared.
While most of us think back to memories of our childhood and our relationships with our parents, we all have what he would call defining moments in our views of motherhood or fatherhood. It is clearly evident that both Theodore Roethke and Robert Hayden have much to say about the roles of fathers in their two poems as well. While the relationships with their fathers differ somewhat, both men are thinking back to a defining moment in their childhood and remembering it with a poem. "My Papa's Waltz" and "Those Winter Sundays" both give the reader a snapshot view of one defining moment in their childhood, and these moments speak about the way these children view their fathers. Told now years later, they understand even more about these
The poems “Spring and Fall” by Gerard Hopkins and “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden both represent a major point in life. In “Spring and Fall” a young girl begins to notice death and feel the since of mortality. While in “Those Winter Sundays” a young boy does not realize his father’s love until he is grown up. Both Poems show how as a child grows up he will look a life differently.
Imagine a world where people’s actions did not define us. In the excerpt The Book The Thief by Markus Zusak, the character Death interacts with others and their emotions. In the excerpt Night by Elie Wiesel, he was sent to concentration and lost faith in humanity. In the poem Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden, the father and his sons relationship is put to the test when they do not show their love for each other as much as they should. Interactions with others define us when we are unable unable to show our love to someone, take away our rights, and when they change how we view things in life.
The poem “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden define the meaning of love and describes the love that a son has for his father. He showed his love, thanking his father for what he did for him by describing that every day he get up early the next day to go to work no matter the circumstances he sustain his family. The father in the poem, is a hard working person who wants the best for his family even though the family never thanks him. For example, “Then with cracked hands that ached, from labor in the weekday weather made” (Lines 3-4). The father demonstrates a scene of love because when you love, you can demonstrate it with actions to let the other person know is important and what can you do to make them happy. On the other hand, the poem “Magic of love” by Helen Ferries
In the novel Beloved, Toni Morrison delves into not only her characters' painful pasts, but also the painful past of the injustice of slavery. Few authors can invoke the heart-wrenching imagery and feelings that Toni Morrison can in her novels, and her novel Beloved is a prime example of this. Toni Morrison writes in such a way that her readers, along with her characters, find themselves tangled and struggling in a web of history, pain, truth, suffering, and the past. While many of Toni Morrison's novels deal with aspects of her characters' past lives and their struggles with how to embrace or reject their memories, Beloved is a novel in which the past plays an exceptionally important role. Most often, it is Beloved's
“Those Winter Sundays’” and “My Papa’s waltz” are poems based on father-son relationships. The relationship in “Those Winter Sunday” characterizes the father to be hard-working as well as thoughtful. “When the rooms were warm, he’d call…”, shows that although the father would wake up to “blueblack cold” he wanted his son to wake up in comfort. However, the relationship demonstrated in “My Papa’s Waltz” characterised father to create a possibly abusive relationship as well as very toxic household. “I hung on like death” gives an example of how the “waltzing” was not fun for the child.
A child’s future is usually determined by how their parent’s raise them. Their characteristics reflect how life at home was like, if it had an impeccable effect or destroyed the child’s entire outlook on life. Usually, authors of any type of literature use their experiences in life to help inspire their writing and develop emotion to their works. Poetry is a type of literary work in which there is an intensity given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinct styles and rhythm. These distinct styles include different types of poems such as sonnets, villanelles, free verse, imagist poems, and many more. And these distinct styles are accentuated with the use of literary devices such as metaphors, similes, imagery, personification, rhyme, meter, and more. As a whole, a poem depicts emotions the author and reader’s can relate to. In the poem’s “Those Winter Sundays,” by Robert Hayden, and “My Papa’s Waltz,” by Theodore Roethke, we read about two different parent and child relationships. These two poems help portray the flaws and strength’s parents exhibit and how their children follow their actions and use it as a take away in their grown up lives.
Love has many different meanings to different people. For a child, love is what he or she feels for his mommy and daddy. To teenage boy, love is what he should feel for his girlfriend of the moment, only because she says she loves him. But as we get older and "wiser," love becomes more and more confusing. Along with poets and philosophers, people have been trying to answer that age-old question for centuries: What is love?
Love is difficult to define, difficult to measure, and difficult to understand. Love is what great writers write about, great singers sing about, and great philosophers ponder. Love is a powerful emotion, for which there is no wrong definition, for it suits each and every person differently. Whether love is between family, friends, or lovers, it is an overwhelming emotion that can be experienced in many different ways.
Love is a powerful feeling; it makes you do crazy thing. Many people spend years trying to find it, others give up thinking they’ll never find it. Love has been defined as an intensive feeling of a deep romantic or sexual attachment to someone. Of course, Love doesn 't have to romantic and/or sexual. People who are ace, as in asexual, aromantic and agender, can still be in relationships that are satisfying for them without the needs of a romantic relationship. Familial love is also non-romantic-sexual. However, in this paper, we will be talking about romantic-sexual love, what it is, and why I believe it’s so important to understand and experience.