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Those Winter Sundays

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Robert Hayden Those Winter Sundays Those Winter Sundays, is telling us about the hardships that people will endure for the ones that they love: Sundays too my father got up early And put his clothes on in the blue black cold, Then with cracked hands that ached From labor in the weekday weather made Banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him. Men are known for sacrificing them selves for the ones they love. They do this to show their love most often it is not realized until you become older and begin to do the same things. Things those are often over looked and more often then not completely unappreciated. The Fathers and other adult men often have a hard time showing there feelings, coming across harsh, unloving and/or incapable of showing love. I'd wake and hear the cold splintering, breaking. When the rooms were warm, he'd call, And slowly I would rise and dress, Fearing the chronic angers of that house, "Fearing the angers of the house" (9) you just feel the tension of the relation ship between father and son in the house. The relationship is even more strained because neither the father nor son can express their true feelings or declare their love for each other. The types of love that only a father and son can feel for each other. ...read more.


Hearing the name brings upon aurora this is someone who is great I should be privileged to read into his thoughts make them my own. "The Road Not Taken" the first thing that comes to mind Non-conformity, however as you read on you begin to peal away at the inner thoughts of Robert Frost. Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth We are all travelers in life, making decisions that affect us in so many ways unknown by simply stepping on a bug the second of thought we spend on that has unknowingly affected us forever. Now most likely that is going to affect you very little compared on a much larger scale where Frost is talking about here. This new road in the "yellow wood" just adding to the picture in our mind yellow meaning ambivalent or mixture of opposite feelings. Woods, a place of testing, also can be a point in life where you make a decision. Frost cleverly choosing these to exactly tell us what to see and how to see what he wants us to. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. ...read more.


Just like a "summer's day" he cannot hold her forever, except in his heart or soul which is forever summer there. * Simile A simile is a term or phrase that an author uses to make a connection between to completely unrelated things. In "Dream Deferred" Langston Hughes, "Like a raisin in the sun?" the raisin is the dream in the poem, what is happening to the dream however is unknown. What does happen to a dream deferred? He is not so much asking the question but telling us not to put off dreams, they are something that shouldn't be put off. If you continue deferrer all your dreams there will be nothing left. Your dreams must be followed. * Symbol Symbols are something that authors us all the time in all types of work, using them to represent something else then what they are saying. "A Poison Tree" William Blake, "Apple" was a very interesting symbol; the apple was actually representing the thing that was becoming between the two lovers and there relationship. The "pole" was referring to her soul similar to the garden but the pole or tree was in her garden signifying that its deeper to her just as her soul would be. The pole goes hand in hand with the apple in the poem the apple was growing on the tree/pole so you can easily see that there was something coming between the relationship what was bothering her soul. ?? ?? ?? ?? Aaron Mooney Poetry Unit Test En1001 Thomas Ramey Watson, Ph. D. ...read more.

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