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  • The Depth of Diction in Richard Hayden’s Those Winter Sundays

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    chosen diction possesses more depth beyond what is literally meant. Information hidden beneath metaphorical verses serves to not only give insight into the writers thinking process, but also to communicate with readers. Richard Hayden’s, Those Winter Sundays, serves as a poetic narrative describing the actions taken by a father to ensure his family’s well- being. Hayden’s modern sonnet generates multiple concepts of love, sacrifice and regret which assist the reader in understanding the limitless

  • Those Winter Sundays

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    “Those Winter Sundays,” by Robert Hayden, is a beautiful poem. Hayden’s poem tells a grown man’s perspective of his father. In the poem it is clear that there is distance between them and little communication. But it is discovered at the end of the poem, that love is actually present. Although it is only a 14-line poem, it packs remarkable power into each line. The very unrythmed poem begins with a very simple line letting you know what tone and mood the poem is set in. The title “Those

  • Compare Winter Sundays

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    ¨Those Winter Sundays¨ by Robert Hayden and ¨Snapping Beans¨ by Lisa Parker are two different narrative poems that share the same theme. Similarly both poems consist of a speaker being affected by the relationship they have with their elders. In ¨Those Winter Sundays¨ the speaker tells us about his hardworking father who takes care of his kids even though he may come off as a harsh father. The speaker of ¨Snapping Beans¨ is a granddaughter who discusses about the change that she is going through

  • Those Winter Sundays In Those Winter Sundays By Robert Hayden

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    In “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden, the speaker who is an adult, describes and reflects his experience and insouciance toward his father as a child through his tone and actions. As an adult, the speaker has come to understand and appreciate the form of love his father had for him. The perspective and meaning of the poem depends on the differences between what the boy knew then and what the man, possibly a father himself, knows now. To begin with, the title “Those Winter Sundays” is suitable

  • Theme Of Those Winter Sundays

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    very different lessons they teach the reader and the people in the poems something important. The themes are different because “First Lesson” talks of how the father is guiding and verbally teaching the daughter how to float and relax; “Those Winter Sundays” talks of how the father does

  • Those Winter Sundays Essay

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    Those Winter Sundays "Those Winter Sundays" is a very touching poem. It is written by Robert Hayden who has written many other poems. This paper will talk about the poem "Those Winter Sundays". In particular we will look at the structure, main idea, and each stanza of the poem. "Those Winter Sundays" has a structure like many other poems. It is written in the first person notation. Often through the poem you would find yourself reading "I'd wake" and "I know". "Those Winter Sundays"

  • Analysis Of Those Winter Sundays

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    I am going to perform Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden. in this poem Hayden explains how hard a speaker’s father worked. The term “blue-black cold” depicts the very early cold morning when the sky is between black and blue. It illustrates how early the father wakes up. He wakes up before sunrise which really had with a person who is tired to do that. Although it was difficult for him to wake up this early, he does it anyway to provide for his family. He doesn’t get enough sleep, but he is such

  • Essay on Those Winter Sundays

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    are absolutely crucial and determine a child’s role that he/she is going to play in society in the future. This is a crucial part of everyone’s life, they need to learn what they are good at and what they are not good at. In the poem "Those Winter Sundays" by Robert Hayden, there is a sense that the narrator does not have a special bond with his father when he was a young boy, and that there is a sense of fear toward his father. I

  • Essay about Those Winter Sundays

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    "Those Winter Sundays" Robert Hayden's, "Those Winter Sundays", is a poem of a son's regret over his inability to honor and appreciate his father during the course of his upbringing. It uses one event to describe a father and son's entire relationship. Actually, "Those Winter Sundays" is a poem written for Robert Hayden's father. Although at first the poem does not seem to be a great tribute to his father, Hayden's admiration and love for his father breaks through the lines. In the poem,

  • Those Winter Sundays By Robert Hayden

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    Robert Hayden’s 1966 poem entitled “Those Winter Sundays” is a seemingly superficial illustration of a typical Sunday morning in the narrator’s childhood home. The short length of the poem, along with the use of straightforward diction, however, conceals the darker subject matter that the author is trying to convey. The poem describes the narrator’s regret, in hindsight, that he did not recognize or appreciate his father’s love during childhood. Through his strategic use of punctuation, specific

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