Those Winter Sundays Figurative Language Essay

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Parents’ love for their children is sometimes not acknowledge by the kids until they become adult. Children often become so wrapped up in their own tasks and obligations that they take for granted the simple acts of love and support given to them by their parents. Similarly, Robert Hayden’s "Those Winter Sundays" is a very touching poem regarding his relationship with his father. Robert Hayden was an African-American poet and professor who is best known as the author of poems, including “Those Winter Sundays” and “The Middle Passage.”(xxxx) In the poem “Those Winter Sundays,” Robert Hayden uses figurative language and other literary methods to express the idea that people often do not pay much attention to good accomplishments and kind attitude toward them especially when they have become a part of somebody's routine. By emphasizing that idea, it seems like the author’s objective is to make the reader re-examine his …show more content…
By beginning the first line with "Sundays too my father got up early,"(line 1) the poet clearly imply that his father got up early not only on Sundays, but also during the entire week. This line is a way to give an image of the hard worker that his father was. His father renounced to the opportunity to rest during his days off for the interest of the family. This is a way to show how carrying the father was for his family. Hayden then went on by portraying the physical appearance of his father "cracked hands that ached from labor in the weekday"(line 4) as another manner of making the reader to feel a little more drama and sympathy for his father. Then, Robert Hayden close seal the first stanza with a simple, short and interesting line "No one ever thanked him" (line 5). This is one of the most important lines in this poem. This line certainly shows how lovely and carrying his father was for the family even though no one ever express any appreciation for what he

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