implies that his family fought a lot Regret the boy didnt understand the

Implies that his family fought a lot regret the boy

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implies that his family fought a lot Regret – the boy didn’t understand the significance his father had until later in his life
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Introduction to Poetry--"Those Winter Sundays" 2 The Poem’s Organization • 3 stanzas – 2 stanzas with 5 lines – 1 quatrain (4 lines) • Loose blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter) • Lengths of the sentences vary 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? The Poem’s Organization The first stanza, lines 1-5 – Establishes the subject, the speaker’s father – Focuses upon the father’s suffering – The father sacrifices himself to get up early, work, and warm the home for his family – Ends with a very powerful line, “No one ever thanked him.” The speaker never acknowledged his father’s actions The Poem’s Organization The second stanza, lines 6-9 – Once warmth is achieved, the father calls his son to rise and get dressed – Mentions “chronic angers” in the household 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.
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