Similarities and contrast in the themes of the poems Those Winter Sundays and My Father’s Song Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden is a poem talking about childhood memories of a father. In the poem the speaker remembers his father, and the character of the father. In Simon Ortiz’s My father’s Song, the speaker is narrating the memories they shared with his father. These two poems are written with a focus on the father and child relationship. The two poems also reveal the narrators ' memories and shows how fast time can go and what was meaningful in the narrators’ childhood is gone.
Yet, the second line follows iambic pentameter perfectly. Continuing to the next line, it does not follow iambic pentameter at all and is not 10 syllables. “Those Winter Sundays”, opens with the author recalling a memory of his fathers routine every Sunday. (1-2) “Sundays too my father got up early and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold,” The word that stands out the most is “too”, this implies that his father not only rises early on Sundays but every other day as well. Sundays are the day where most families sleep in and take a day to rest.
While attending his senior year in high school, Manner 's father was voted "best built body" (169). Furthermore, during his collage years, his father labored as a member of a road crew and worked on a Louisiana dredge. Both jobs were reflective of his father’s great strength, deepening the admiration he had for his father. Although Manner had great admiration for his father, he equally experienced disappointment from his lack of engagement in his son 's education and musical concerts. However, when it came to a competitive sport his father was present and ready to provide directions for improvement after a game.
The Cratchits are a family whose father works for Scrooge, Scrooge pays him way less than presumed, and he is expected to work on Christmas day. What Scrooge finds when he enters the home is definitely not what he had anticipated. He saw a poor, helpless, small, boy on a crunch. His name is Tiny Tim. Scrooge immediately feels heartbroken for the small child, and asks the ghost if the boy will live, the ghost answered “not if the future remains intact.” He than visited his nephews Fred 's house, where he sees his wife and her family.
Simon J. Ortiz and Robert Hayden both depict this family bond differently in their poems. In “My Father’s Song,” Ortiz describes the caring and tender relationship between a father and his son. Hayden, however speaks in a colder tone, as he illustrates a more tense family interaction in his poem, “Those Winter Sundays.” Both poems involve a bond within the family, with each one using different poetic techniques to show how a father’s love is expressed and received. Ortiz starts off his poem by showing a man reflecting on his father. Speaking in past tense, Ortiz seems to hint that this man’s father must either be gone or have passed away.
Growing up the most taught valuable lesson concerning right and wrong is through what we experience. William Faulkner, author of the short story “Barn Burning,” depicts in his story a young boy learning right from wrong in life situations. As the main character, Colonel Sartoris Snopes, also known as Sarty learns his dad 's actions aren 't right. Sarty’s father, Abner, moves their family around constantly and is a very destructive man. Sarty endured a rough childhood and throughout the story he becomes a round character which in that he undergoes a more complex character development.
In Robert Hayden’s “Those Winter Sundays,” the speaker reflects on his relationship with his father during childhood. The speaker explains that his father woke up early on Sunday mornings to create a fire and warm up the house, painting him as a hard-working and selfless figure. However, since the speaker was too young to comprehend his father’s sacrifices, the father remained thankless. Through his use of diction, personification, and a remorseful tone, Hayden expresses the theme of “failing to acknowledge a person’s sacrifices will lead to regret.” By using diction, Hayden communicates the magnitude of the father’s actions, elevating the importance of acknowledging them. Even from the first line, the father’s dedication to his family
He begins by giving background information and physical descriptions of things they do or are most noted for at home. He revealed that Evan is the studious brother, who reads continuously and Christine was a tomboy until their mom set her straight with the ‘whip’. However, the main revelation is that of Hyde’s physical encounters with his siblings as he pounces on Ron, his younger brother. Most importantly, Hyde exposes the consequences for continuously engaging in fights at home and disobedience, ‘lashing’. He relates one event of such as he went with his friend Rudy in a dory one afternoon and returned home wet up.
He suggests that he should be feeling joy because his son has escaped the cares of the world and is now in heaven. The poet creates an extended metaphor of his son having been “lent” to him by God and he has to “pay” God back. This creates a strong image as it shows that while Ben is grieving the loss of his son he is also showing acknowledgment that his son was only “lent” to him for “seven years”. his grief is exaggerated with the hyperbolic statement “oh, could I lose all father now “; he would rather lose the opportunity of fatherhood than suffer the grief it has brought
The story is written from a third perspektiv which means that the novel is written from the narrotors perspektiv. I feel like he is taking the son Harold’s side, because he is discribing the father as quite aggressive and difficult to deal with, and the son as more understanding and friendly. An exampel of this is when the son said to his father very friendly that he was worried about him because of the father had lost his job where he had been working for 30 years. The son also added that he experianced that father for beeing very optimistic which made the father very upset and told his son that if he haden’t been optimistic he wouldn’t have stayed here another minuite. I would descibe the father in the story as quite regretful and maybe