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Those Winter Sundays Symbolism

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Symbolism is used when others compare two stories or poetry together. When people use symbolism they usually point out how the two stories are similar. Some stories may not have symbolism but that is always normal. Not every story is the same. Most of the time stories share more comparison than similarities but not all. Imagery is also used because both poems makes the reader feel as though they are there experiencing what the parents did. For example, “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden and “To a Daughter Leaving Home” by Linda Pastan both have similarities in many ways. We can see that both parents in each poem have an unconditional love for their children. In the poem, “Those Winter Sundays” the father of the son sacrificed everything he had to keep his son happy and safe. Robert Hayden stated, “Sundays too my father got up early and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold” (783). The son always…show more content…
They have always been there for their daughter and raised her and now she is old enough she can leave. The parent starts remembering the times when their daughter was younger riding bicycle and the all the things they did for her to keep her safe and happy. The daughter leaving has been described as “loping along beside you as wobbled away on two round wheels” (“To a Daughter Leaving Home” 736). Imagery is seen when the reader reads the line where the daughter wheels away on her bicycle wobbling. This poem was written to show younger children that even though we’re old enough to say goodbye to our parents we always need to keep in touch. When the daughter finally says her goodbyes, the parents know that she is not ready to be out on her own. They have seen her fail and stumble throughout life and know that she is not ready to be out on her own. This poem should touch many younger teenagers when they think about moving out on their
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