Example A Essay Aaron Reimer - Reimer 1 Aaron T Reimer Professor Watts English 1B 3 April 2016 Those Winter Sundays Robert Haydens Those Winter Sundays

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Reimer 1 Aaron T. Reimer Professor Watts English 1B 3 April 2016 Those Winter Sundays Robert Hayden’s, “Those Winter Sundays,” is an emotional description of Hayden’s childhood years. He was an African-American who “had an emotionally tumultuous childhood” where he spent his time either with his parents, or with the foster family that lived next door (Robert Hayden). Growing up, Hayden did not have the ideal family experience with loving parents, and an atmosphere of acceptance of differences. To the contrary, he became accustomed to constant disagreement and turmoil, and even was forced to acclimate to living with a foster family. He didn’t have a place that he could turn to and call his home, where he knew he was safe. Given these things, Hayden has a unique voice in his poem, “Those Winter Sundays.” The poem is a first-person description of an average Sunday morning in his father’s home. He writes the poem from the perspective of himself as a young boy. The poem addresses the way his father, being the hard-working man that he was, would get up in the early mornings to start the fire and warm up the house. The situation is a broken home with a domineering father and a hurting young boy. The setting is a cold, early Sunday morning, when everyone is still asleep, except for the father. “Those Winter Sundays” pulls at the heartstrings of the reader, giving them a relatively vivid understanding of what it is like to be a confused child in a broken home. Hayden
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