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.
Theodore roethke, author of The Lost Son and a poet-in-residence at the University of Washington, writes about an experience late at night with his father in the poem “My Papa’s Waltz”. Roethke cites his father as a major source of influence during his life. His father was a stern man who worked hard in a greenhouse, coming home late at night with his son eagerly waiting. Although at may have seemed to others his father could be an abusive man, that was not at all the case.
The seeking of comfort began since John Grady Cole's mother left his father and him from the age of “six months old till [he] was about three” , (25) his father tells John Grady. This act that the mother did left John Grady without the knowledge of knowing what that tenderness, caring,
These lines in the poem help show the readers how the author and his brother had a good relationship relationship with their mother and had cared about her to get “good quality” food. To sum it up, the use of connotation in this story was to help the readers understand how the author felt throughout the
“Those Winter Sundays,” is a poem, published in 1966, the author is Robert Hayden. The poem, in fifteen lines, recounts the memory of a person childhood. The speaker remembers the early morning events that took place and how much those events portrayed his father’s love for him. The man realizes that as a child, he failed to appreciate the hard work his father did in order to provide him with the necessities, like a roof over his head, warm place for him to sleep, and some small additional benefits too at times. The theme of the poem is sad, and lonely.
“The Old Grandfather and His Little Grandson” is a Russian folktale retold by Leo Tolstoy. We read in class about a grandfather being treated poorly by his son and his son’s wife. In the the poem, “Abuelito Who”, by Sandra Cisneros, talks about a grandfather that is loving and caring and would always play with his granddaughter, the speaker. Then the grandfather became sick and his granddaughter is bored because he can’t play with her. Each story tells about a grandfather that has different families that treat them differently.
Readers can better understand the meaning of the poem “Making a Fist”, by identifying figurative language, sound, imagery, and the theme of the poem. Throughout this poem there are many forms of figurative language that help the readers better understand the poem. The author uses personification in line 2 when she states, “I felt the life sliding out of me” and in line 16 “lying in the backseat behind all my questions”. Metaphors are used in lines 2 and 3 when she says “I felt the life sliding out of me,
Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden appeals to pathos by using an emotional appeal to regret, fear, and bitterness because that is what the child feels. The father is making a sacrifice to not spend time with his family in order to work and be able to provide for them. The claim is loneliness because the child feels lonely due to his father not being around because he goes to work all the time.
The role of a father portrays an important figure in any child’s life, whether they decide to take on the responsibility or leave their child behind. The actions of one's father can lead a child to many different roads in their own future. In the book, The Road by Cormac McCarthy, the father helps his son along a horrifying journey to make sure his son will always be safe. The presence of a father figure not only affects the child’s maturation process, but creates meaning to the work altogether with how the father treats his son by comforting him, trying to protect him, and the simple actions.
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.
The techniques, such as, imagery and tone, help create the theme of memory and loneliness throughout the poem. The poem is very simple and complex as the same time where the speaker is using simple everyday objects to represent life and death. Using those literary techniques, Lee creates a tone and image of grief over the father’s death where the speaker lives through his memories leaving him forever
A child’s first love is usually their parents. As children, we grow up believing that our parents know everything, and we strive to be just like them. The essence of who they are and the mere fact they gave us life brings about some degree of admiration. Even those who are not fortunate to have one or both parents in their life still hold an emotional connection to them. In the poems “Accents” by Denice Frohman, and “The Sign In My Father’s Hands” by Martin Espada, express a deep admiration for their respective parent living as immigrants.
Raymond Carver’s “A Small, Good Thing,” is an essay that closely resembles contemporary life and captures the excruciating anguish of a parent’s sense of helplessness and overall isolation. Elements of empathy, compassion, and understanding entice readers into thinking about their own lives--and even their own mortality and familial relationships. From the very beginning, Carver purposely withholds the characters’ proper names. Instead he refers to them as “she” or “the baker,” etc. Doing so shows that modern life is often characterized by impersonality.
However, Plath leaves no poem ordinary; the unofficial queen of metaphors, Plath coats “Daddy” with a thick layer of comparisons while simultaneously providing evocative imagery and allusions to the holocaust. With a tone of bitterness and the use of extensive figurative language, Plath