Comparing Poems 'Piano And Those Winter Sundays'

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All people have their good days and bad days. In the poems “Piano” by D.H. Lawrence and “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden, the speaker's experience both good memories and bad. Both speakers lived a simple life but what they as a individual were going through was not so simple. The poems each show love even if it's hard to tell. In the two poems “Piano” and “Those Winter Sundays” it shows that the conflict, setting and speaker reveal their own hardships and blessings.
Though both poems have a different conflict they both have a memory from the past that will stay with them. In “Those Winter Sundays” the speaker's life seems cold, from his relationship with his father to the actual cold snowy weather outside. The poem is very straightforward as well as has the reader connect the dots. The speaker's father works a lot and sounds like all he does is work to keep the family to a stable living. The speaker as a child would see his father as a harsh man but as an adult, when he looked back he saw that his father had a love for his family. His father's love could be considered as a hidden love. However in the poem “Piano” the speaker's life seemed great until he looked back at his past to see his mother playing the piano and …show more content…

In the poem “Those Winter Sundays” the poem seems to take place around the year 1943. Judging from the illustration above the poem, it looks like the family is very poor and have very little space. The picture shows that the mother is serving food to the boy and girl, from that point of view it looks like they have to share which shows that they struggle to provide enough food for each individual. As opposed to the poem “Piano” there is no illustration but the speaker does say “hymns in the cozy parlor”. The speaker using the word parlor shows that the family must have lived in a well kept home. Also the speaker makes his childhood seem rosy so his family was most likely not struggling to make

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