My Father Linda Hogan

444 Words2 Pages

I define my family more like Robert Hayden than Linda Hogan; I define my family as my mother, my sister, my grandparents, and house where I grew up. Linda Hogan’s family was a nomadic tribe that moves from place to place, and she wrote about problem of perception of herself as a part of one race; Robert Hayden in his poem describe don’t understanding of parents’ love in a family; while I can describe my family issue as a misunderstanding the role of the father in the family because I grew up without the father. My mother got divorce when I was a child, and couple years late my father was killed. Like Hayden I can say about my house that I felt “fearing the chronic angers of that house” because my dad was alcoholic, and I saw a lot family violence …show more content…

Even people and their family are totally different, they can always find something in common such us the relationships between a husband and a wife, or between parents and children. Both writers, Linda Hogan and Robert Hayden, wrote about their memories and feelings about their family. Hogan used different colors to describe her view of her parents, grandparents, and A Chickasaw tribe; while Hayden used sounds to describe his tough relationship with his father. Linda defines her self as a part of a bid family that includes immediate family, extended family, and a Chickasaw tribe; Robert defines himself as a part of family that includes only his father and their house. “Those Winter Sundays” is a description of a father’s selfless love for his son who is young and oblivious to this love, who is ungrateful and doesn’t understand parents’ love. “Heritage” is a descriptions of woman’s feeling about her mixed blood: the European part as invader and the Native American Indians who were killed and were persecuted by invaders. In my opinion, Linda Hogan’s poem “Heritage” and Robert Hayden’s poem “Those Winter Sundays” can be compere because they have something in common such as descriptions of memories, feelings, and family, but in other hand, they describe totally different situations. These poems are grate representatives of American

Open Document