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Poems about FathersThe poems “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden, “My Fathers Hats” by Mark Irwin, and “My Papas Waltz” by Theodore Roethke are all about sons and their fathers. These authors wrote them from a son’s point of view. I came to this conclusion from the author’s use ofliterary devices such as imagery, tone, similes, metaphors, and descriptive wording. Each poem’stone represents a conflict between the author as a child and their father. “Those Winter Days” by Robert Hayden is about the author’s relationship with his father as a young boy. The author is a grown man reflecting on the relationship he had with his father. The author recalls how his father would rise early on Sunday mornings to warm the house after working a long hard week and would even polish his shoes before waking him. The author as a boy never thanked his father for all he did, despite being tired from a long hard work week as he felt no real emotion for his father when he was a boy. Now that the author is an adult, he looks back with regret, now realizing everything his father did was out of love for his son. The mood of the poem is that of regret and is angry and dark. The author uses imagery to describe how cold