Critical Analysis Of Those Winter Sundays By Robert Hayden

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Poetry Assignment #1

This assignment includes:
“Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden
“Ozymandias” by Percey Bysshe Shelley
“Well, I have lost you” by Edna St. Vincent Millay

You will complete the discussion of these poems in class and will begin work on the analysis of the poems in class, too. Please remember that you may need to complete that analysis at home. There may also be small application or creation assignments in relation to our reading and analysis in class.

Submission Date: Thursday, November 2nd

Poem #1:
“Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden
“I loved those books, partly because they took me completely out of the
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Who is the speaker of this poem? Explain how you know.
A son or daughter of a father, a teen “Sundays too my father got up early”

What is the focus of each stanza? Stanza 1: son or daughter shows how his/her father works hard. The father get up early during the week to work, his family takes it for granted/expect him to take care of things

Stanza 2: speaker is waking up, his dad wakes him up and he gets up slowly trying to avoid getting up trying to avoid his dad and not arguing with him

Stanza 3: the speaker recognizes that the dad does thing for them, the speaker is recognizing the things the dad does for them and the family alone

Assonance: The repetition of similar vowel sounds in a sentence or a line of poetry
Underline examples of Assonance in your poem.
Alliteration: The repetition of consonant sounds, especially at the beginning of words.
Circle examples of Alliteration in your poem.
Give two examples of Imagery. What do these example give to the

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