What did I know what did I know of loves austere and lonely offices The Poems

What did i know what did i know of loves austere and

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What did I know, what did I know of love's austere and lonely offices? The Poem’s Organization The third stanza, lines 10-14 – Begins with the image of distance as a continuation of the last line of the second stanza (“speaking indifferently to him”) – But also mentions that he was ungrateful for the things his father did – Speaker admits his ignorance over the simple love for his father (“…what did I know of love’s austere and lonely offices”) Imagery Cracked hands – Implies the rough labor that the father went through Sunday – Typically is a day of rest… Shows that the father got up early to do things for the family regardless of the day Fire – Shows a contrast with “blueblack cold” – Shows a sense of liveliness and anger as well Diction and Syntax Mostly straightforward language, but some vivid (“blueblack cold,” “chronic angers”) and connotative (“offices”) Progression between the contrast of dark/cold and light/warm throughout the poem 1 st Stanza (father getting up): “blueblack cold” in contrast to “banked fires blaze” 2 nd Stanza (son waking up): “cold, splintering, breaking” in contrast to “the rooms were warm” - Could indicate a similar relationship between the father and son
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Introduction to Poetry--"Those Winter Sundays" 3 Diction and Syntax 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, The word choice in the first 2 stanzas emphasizes the hard “c” sound, which could symbolize the pain of the father and of the household. Uses alliteration as well to make the poem “sound” smooth. Diction and Syntax 3 rd Stanza: Speaking indifferently to him, who had driven out the cold and polished my good shoes as well.
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