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. Throughout “My Papa’s Waltz” and “Those Winter Sundays”, the author’s reflect on how their fathers were hard workers, although each memory is emotionally different. In “My Papa’s Waltz”, Roethke remembers his father coming home from work and his hands “Was battered on one knuckle” (Line 10). Even though the father had a long day at work, the boy recounts him coming home and dancing with him. Whereas “Those Winter Sundays”, Hayden recalls his fathers hard work by describing his “Cracked hands that ached/ From labor in the weekday…” (Line 3;4).
“My Papa's Waltz”, by Theodore Roethke, and “Those Winter Sundays”, by Robert Hayden are the two poems that are somewhat similar and both of these poems are about beloved fathers. Father is the man who is spends time with you and takes care of you. While doing so much for the family he gains the respect and love from the family. In these two poems Roethke and Hayden take a flashback at the actions of their fathers. Even though both of these poems propose that their fathers were not perfect, they still love them.
In Robert Hayden’s Those Winter Sundays, the poet tells the story from a child’s point of view, reflecting on all the things that his/her father did on Sunday mornings for him/her because the father loves them so much. The author of Those Winter Sundays purpose in writing it is to show the reader that parents make sacrifices out of love all the time for their children, but the children don’t always see it at first. The poet communicates his theme through figurative language and sound devices. In this poem, Hayden uses figurative language, such as hyperbole. Things such as “blueblack cold”(2), and “banked fires blaze”(5), show the sort of exaggeration of the endures his father did for him.
James Hurst uses suspense, characterization, and imagery in the “Scarlet Ibis” to convey that pride is a wonderful/terrible thing, a seed that bears two vines life and death. The author uses suspense to convey the message that the reader is thinking about what will happen to doodle. This is seen when doodle said “brother brother don’t leave me” (441). This example states that doodle does not like being alone. This helps convey the theme by stating that doodle has been the center of attention since he was born so he is used to everybody being around him and making him feel loved by his parents.
He takes care of the ones he loves and leaves no one out. Complete strangers can even benefit from him because he treats everyone with kindness. He had so little yet he gave so much. Not everyone who immigrated to the New World had the American dream right away. Most had to work, some harder than others.
The poem represents more than just the son’s recount of childhood baseball because the son wants to “let this be the sign” to his father that he loves and appreciates him (21). Moreover, the title of the poem, “Sign for My Father, Who Stressed the Bunt,” adds to this sense of the poem expressing the love the son shares for his father. Another symbol, or even implied metaphor, is the bunt which represents self-sacrifice by extension. Since the father desperately wants his son to understand the value of the “bunt,” he clearly cares deeply for his son. The son claims that his father “could drop it [the bunt] like a seed,” which implies that the father’s sacrifice has been gingerly placed in order to grow strong one day (8).
In “My Father’s Love Letters”, the father “asks [his] child to write a letter” as he dictates what to say (line 3). Writing these letters is a way for the speaker and his father to bond. It is one way for the child to learn what love is even though his father is abusive. Although, the child himself may have also been abused, as at one point they sat “in the quiet brutality” (line 19). But, the writing of the letters seems give a powerful sense that the father does somehow love his child as he asks him to write them.
“My father 's body suffocated itself.” (15) Wes helplessly watched as his father suffer. The “other” Wes’s father is alive and well but chose not to be in his son 's life. Wes’s parents tried to make a positive environment for their son, while the “other” wes’s parents left him to fend for himself in the environment that he was born into. Both of the wes’s parents had expectations for them at which they both exceeded, the only difference was that they were two totally different
The “chronic angers” could also reference the clearly difficult relationship between the two characters in the poem. Regardless, the anger is “chronic,” suggesting that it is persistent, and the son “slowly” (8) begins his day, “fearing” those “chronic angers” (9). From the son’s fear, the reader can infer that the son connects the house’s anger to his father, regardless of the anger’s cause. Through his use of imagery and personification in the second stanza, Hayden firmly establishes the idea that the relationship between the father and his son
When he was on the run, he saw his reflection, and he cried because he has never seen his reflection before. Equality has never seen his own face, “Our face was not like the faces of our brothers, for we felt no pity when looking upon it. Our body was not like the bodies of our brothers, for our limbs were straight and thin and hard and strong” (Rand ch.8, page 7). This means that he was never able to leave his society and see the real Him. Equality has truly found the power behind becoming a real
Also he beats him left and right. He is hardly ever at home always out and about doing whatever. On the contrary, my dad is always encouraging me to go in my education. Also he is a civilized person and taught me to be the same. Also my dad has never left a mark on me ever.
Parents frequently have the yearning to provide for their youngsters regardless of the amount of torment it conveys to themselves. In Robert Hayden 's ballad "Those Winter Sundays," the father does whatever is important to make his family agreeable. In the early morning he stirs to an icy house and ascends to set up a flame that will warm the house for whatever remains of the family. As the child becomes more established and develops, he understands that he ought to have lauded his dad for the numerous penances he has made before. Hayden utilizes symbolism all through the lyric to empower the peruser to sense the dedication of the father and the thanklessness of the