My Father During The Navy : A Childhood Memory, By Judith Ortiz Cofer And Those Winter Sundays

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Parent child relationship is very sensitive. The theme of the two poems “My Father in the Navy: A Childhood Memory” by Judith Ortiz Cofer and “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden shows the ‘Father’ plays an important role in the upbringing of child and sacrifices his days and nights in hard labors or services in order to provide the needs of his beloved children. Similarly a child returns a father’s love and care by showing his/her admiration and affection. . “Those Winter Sundays” is a story of a hardworking father and his son. The son realizes the love that the father bestowed upon him, but too light, still the lines of the poem depicts the appreciation and admiration that the child
The speaker in the poem describes the personality of his father and give indications of the type of work he is involved. The poet is an adult now and looks into the past to show the protective and caring role the father. The poet accomplishes this feat by providing various images in the poem. The poet used the imagery of ‘cracked hands’ to show that his father is involved in a profession that requires hard labor. “then with cracked hands that ached from labor in the weekday” (Line 3-4) Utilizing this literary device further the poet uses ‘blueblack cold’ to inform the reader about the intensity of the cold weather. The speaker utilizing the first person ‘I’ to informs us that the father is busy in blazing the fires in order to provide warmth to the family. The speaker comments upon the…

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