Those Winter Sundays By Robert Hayden And Digging Essay

807 Words Apr 14th, 2016 4 Pages
Every family goes through different sorts of thick and thin in some point of life and only one thing that keeps it together is the bonding between family members. Young kids are the ones who are sensitive and more affected by the composition of the kind of different situations of their family. Although they might not have that ability to analyze, but they happen to intake it in their own instinct guidance. In the poem “Those Winter Sundays,” written by Robert Hayden and “Digging,” written by Seamus Heaney, both of them focus and prioritize the father role in their lives; however, it is the two speaker’s point of view, of what they were perceiving back then as a child is uncommon to each other. The speaker in the poem “Those Winter Sundays,” regrets things that he didn’t appreciate back then while on the other hand, “Digging” finishes by showing more determination and giving a continuity to the legacy of being strong and hard worked as their ancestors.
Both of the poems reflect about the father and child relationships. The speakers are grown-ups by the time when they are recalling their memories of what their father used to be like. In the case of “Those Winter Sundays,” the speaker talks about how laborious his father was that his hand would ache by the intense work of the weekdays, gets up early on Sundays cold mornings too. This should be the day of relaxing, but it won’t matter to him and keeps doing his chores as usual. On the other poem also, the speaker mentions about…

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