“My Papa’s Waltz” and “Those Winter Sundays” describe a character who reflects on their childhood. Although they based on the same theme, the two poems have very different perspectives. “Those Winter Sundays” talks about how the son regrets for not showing his love for his father, when all his actions went unnoticed. “My Papa’s Waltz” reflects on a son 's memory with is father where his danced around the house after the father long day at work. Both poems reflect on how their fathers showed his love for his son, the time spent with their fathers, a maternal conflict, and their relationship with their father.
Sometimes the relationship between two generations is very complicated. “My Father Is a Simple Man” by Luis Omar Salinas and “A secret Lost in the Water” by Roch Carrier explore these universal themes, the greatness of love together with the unavoidability of conflicts between two generations through the depiction of the speakers’ personal experience with their fathers.
In the poem, My Papa’s Waltz by Theodore Roethke, is known to be a controversial story about a father and son relationship. The speaker in this poem has contradicting emotions about his father and the tone told throughout the story can be ribald yet many readers find it all just a happy memory. The main subject of My Papa’s Waltz is a young son who loved his son but still feared him. In this poem the speaker will illustrate the family views using a certain word choice and the tone he uses. The specific diction will highlight the real truth between the father and son relationship and what it means.
The son sounds regretfully, adding that he’d never thanked his father for all that had been done for him. In the first line of the poem, it says that the father got up early on “Sundays too…” to make a fire, despite his hands that were aching from hard work. This implies that the father did this every day, including his days off, all so that he could provide his son with warmth. The son then speaks of his father who had warmed him and “polished his good shoes as well.” Despite how childish and indifferent the son used to be, the father did worked hard for him every single day, therefore being the hero that the son never realized he’d had until later
¨Love is pure, love is painful, love is sweet and love is dreadful.¨ “Sonnet XXX” by Edna St. Vincent Millay is about how love is not as important as people act like it is. Although it is not this poem talks about how people cannot help but believe that if
The main characters of the stories Gaston and A Song to the Open Road have many similarities. Gaston is about a little girl and her estranged father, trying to bond over a peach. A Song to the Open Road is a poem about someone leaving home and trying to make something of themselves on their own. Now, it may seem like they have no similarities but really they compliment each other very well. The Father and the Narrator have a lot in common and relate to each other. It’s almost as if the Father wrote the poem, their stories being so similar.
Throughout the following essay, Cynthia Zarin’s poem “sSong” will be critically analysed and assessed. Cynthia Zarin is an American poet born in 1959. She published a poem named “Song” in 1993 to show her compassion to her lover. The poem consists of 3 stanzas whereby each stanza is contains 3 lines. The poem is written about a woman’s love relationship towards with a man. The poem consists of words that have symbolic meaning which depicts how the relationship is. The relationship is depicted as a very loving and caring relationship while the disadvantages of the relationship are discussed as well. In essence, the poem implies that the advantages in a true love experience overpower the challenges in a true love experience.
Everyone has a father, whether their relationship with him is good or bad. Webster’s Dictionary defines the word father as follows: a man in relation to his natural child or children. “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke and “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden are two poems with themes set around a father. These poems deal with accounts of the poets’ fathers as they reminisce about certain scenes from their childhood. “My Papa’s Waltz” and “Those Winter Sundays” show similarities and differences in structure, literary elements, and central idea.
Throughout Robert M. Drake’s poems his use of metaphors allows the audience to build an understanding of the visionary that the poet is trying to express. Within his poem Just Us Forever, Drake delivers his form of love through expressions of rain, “just us forever, floating through the blackness of infinite”. In this verse the author romanticizes the state of the abyss of blackness as not something to be afraid of, but something of wonder; in relation to the rain, Drake further highlights the contrasts of light and dark as the rain can be seen as hope when in need. The second poem Burned Alive, metaphorically associates love as experiencing pain; however the pain without love is indicated to be feared as more excruciating when he reveals how
The father was abusive on some level, however, that doesn 't disregard the fact that the son relishes attention and contact from his father. Even though the father can be abusive to a degree, the son can still crave that attention and love from his father that he longs to have but doesn 't. This can be tied to relationships outside of domestic violence. If a person is abused in a relationship and had the choice to break up, they wouldn 't because they may think he or she may be doing it out of love; the same thing applies in the poem. The boy may be thinking it is out of love or craves that love and wants him to be a father figure so bad that he disregards the cruelty of the situation and doesn 't realize it 's abuse. Furthermore, if the
In these two poems, there are young boys with a family member that has aged in their life. Even though they are alike in those ways, these stories differ very much from one another. They begin with the attitude of the two different boys. In the story, Father William, this boy
Marriage and divorce are usually on a side-by-side position. Unlike our standard of living, the rate of divorce in the country cannot certainly be optimistic by the technology development since the marriage is deeply engaged in people’s emotion. There is no hundred percent guarantee to have a successful marriage life, although it is not impossible to make it better in some ways because they tend to consider the marriage is only an extension or goal of their “Romantic Relationship.” Nevertheless, the marriage is not the goal of relationship; it is the start line of the relationship between husband and wife. There are countless examples of divorce around us, then why do people keep having divorce in their
The Comedy of Errors is a play written by William Shakespeare between 1589 and 1595. The exact date is unknown, but due to a reference to the French wars of succession along with the play’s resemblances in the text to Shakespeare’s other works written around this time, it is argued that it was written near the end of 1594. The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare’s first plays. It’s first spectators would have included mostly lawyers and law students. The plot of The Comedy of Errors was influenced by the Roman comedy Menaechmi and the comedic tone of the play has likenesses to the Italian comedy of the same period.
The love is defined hardly as it is percepted differently from person to person, but in a literal definition: “love is a strong feeling of affection.” . Many poets have written about love, some trying to figure out what real love is and some shared their (or imagined) experiences, offering many different views on love and some negative effects of it as well as the positive.