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Poems about FathersThe three poems “Those Winter Sundays”(Hayden, 1962), “My Father’s Hat’s” (Irwin, 1998) and “My Papa’s Waltz” (Roethke, 1942)were about a son remembering a time when they were young and did not really understand how hard their father worked and now understand and admire their hard-working father who is far from perfect but have a strong love their sons. The poem “Those Winter Sunday’s” (Hayden, 1962) is about the sacrifice and love shown by his father, but he did not come to realize this until he was older. The mood in seems cold and sad. It starts by sayingthat the father who wakes up early and works hard all week also instead of sleeping in and resting on Sunday will get up and dressed “too”. Then it states “he would put his clothes on in the blueblack cold” which to me gives an imagery that it is still dark and freezing outside. The father then even “with crackedhands from labor” would start fires to warm up the home. The poem then switches to what the son is experiencing. He states how he wakes to the cold splintering or breaking because his father lit the fires and would not call to wake the rest of the family until the house was warm. He then would slowly rise and get dressed. The interpretation I got from the line “fearing the chronic angers of that house” is that