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After Reading: Those Winter Sundays 2 Model: Tone expresses the attitude of the author toward a subject, a character, or a person. In “Those Winter Sundays,” the poet uses tone to express the speaker’s attitude toward his father. The poem begins by establishing the father as a person who worked hard: 3 Sundays too my father got up early 4Notice how the poet uses very simple word choices to express a large idea. “Sundays too” tells the reader that the father “got up early” every day, even on the day that would usually be a day off. The tone is matter-of-fact, almost as if the speaker has just always accepted the father’s schedule. Then, the poem describes the father hard at work warming the house in the winter: 5and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold, then with cracked hands that ached from labor in the weekday weather made banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him. 6The poet uses words with strong connotations to evoke the setting and to suggest the arduous nature of the father’s labors. Charged, highly specific words such

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