Poetry Assignment 4 - David Sangji Kim Professor Doucet English 2 Word Count 1187 Poetry Assignment 4 Robert Hayden\u2019s Those Winter Sundays is a poetry

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David Sangji Kim Professor Doucet English 2 11/28/18 Word Count: 1187 Poetry Assignment 4 Robert Hayden’s Those Winter Sundays is a poetry that depicts the story of a speaker from a young age extremely cold winter. The poetry gives the impression of hardworking father and his efforts to provide warmth to the family. Since the poetry depicts the story in the cold winter, the elements of the poetry such as symbols and analogies are cold and it shows the emotional relationship between young Hayden and the father. The diction of the poetry helps the readers to understand the overall theme of the poem and based on the dictions and Hayden’s portrayal of physical and emotional depictions show father’s sacrifice towards the family. The theme of love, sacrifice and youth are introduced in the poem. Love that’s introduced in this poetry is different from the typical romantic love that’s popularly introduced in the poem. Hayden’s poem doesn’t explicitly express the romantic love, but it portrays that the love is about obligation, sense of duty, and responsibility. The tone, physical setting, emotional setting are all connected toward the central image of the poem: The father, and the family. The speaker of the poetry is telling the readers from the present however, he depicts the setting of the poem as the cold winter Sunday of the childhood memory. The tone of the poetry is somewhat gloomy and cold, but the readers can recognize that as the speaker narrates there isn’t too much description of about the speaker, so the readers can focus on the contexts of the poetry and not judge the speaker based on his or her gender and ethnicity. The poem has fourteen lines and it is qualified to be considered as sonnet but the poetry itself doesn’t have rhymes and there
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aren’t regular patterns of iambic pentameter. Despite the fact that there aren’t rhymes and regular
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