Assignment 18: Critical Essay - Assignment 18 Critical Essay Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden Sundays too my father got up early and put his

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Assignment 18: Critical Essay Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden Sundays too my father got up early and 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. I’d wake and hear the cold splintering, breaking. When the rooms were warm, he’d call, and slowly I would rise and dress, fearing the chronic angers of that house, Speaking indifferently to him, who had driven out the cold and polished my good shoes as well. What did I know, what did I know of love’s austere and lonely offices? Robert Hayden’s, “Those Winter Sundays”, gives readers insight to the relationship of a father and son. It is a small, but powerful poem about all of the feelings within their relationship, and helps kids all ages better understand their family dynamics, because they do not see everything that goes on behind the scenes. Hayden’s use of language and artistic devices in the
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