Comparison of My Papa's Waltz and Those Winter Sundays

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“My Papa’s Waltz” and “Those Winter Sundays” “My Papa’s Waltz,” by Theodore Roethke, and “Those Winter Sundays,” by Robert Hayden, are two somewhat similar poems about respected fathers. To most people a father is not just the man who fertilizes their mother’s egg, but a man that spends time with and takes care of them. While doing this, he gains their love and respect. In these two poems Roethke and Hayden take …

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…the father, but whatever it may be, there is some imperfection. “My Papa’s Waltz” and “Those Winter Sundays” are two poems that express the poets love and respect for their parents. This love and respect may not have been as big of an issue to them when they were children but now they understand why their fathers did the things they did and will use those experiences to help them in their adult life.