Analysis of Robert Hayden's "Those Winter Sundays"
'"'Those Winter Sundays'"' by: Robert Hayden
This brief and lovely poem captures the sense of poignancy inherent love in the father-son relationship. The reader is able to conjure a picture in his or her head with the images presented in the poem. Rhythm is created in the placement of certain words and punctuation, causing the reader to read the poem a certain way. The fact
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receiving a '"'thank you.'"' He feels guilty for not thanking his father then.
It is only as an adult that he realizes that his father loved him all along. His father could not communicate his love in words, or in fact in any way that the boy could understand; he could only show love through performing these '"'austere and lonely offices'"' that meant nothing to the boy at the time (14).