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  • Symbolic Image Hayden
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    Upon reading Robert Hayden's 1970 poem, 'The Whipping'; (1075), one may find themselves feeling very disturbed. The title is not subtle in hiding the fact that the plot of the poem is of a mother beating her son. The tone of the poem is very violent, and filled with a lot of anger. The boy's character immediately demands sympathy from the reader and just as instantaneously, the mother is hated by the reader. From his first stanza, to his sixth, Hayden utilizes an arsenal of words, symbols, and i...
  • Third Quatrain Visual And Sound
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    The Whipping, by Robert Hayden This poem is about Hayden who hears a boy being beaten, recalls his childhood when he too was subjected to the same and notices that this form of punishment has been handed down from generation to generation. He uses visual and auditory imagery together to take the reader to different moments in time, where the same event is being played over and is put in six quatrains to add emphasis. In the first quatrain, Hayden hears a woman shouting to the neighborhood her go...
  • Title Of Hayden's Poem
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    There are particular poems that seem to catch peoples eye, but while we read the poem we drop our attention. It is very difficult to evaluate these types of poems. Robert Hayden's, Those Winter Sundays, is the complete opposite of the type of poem that was just described. The title is quite bland, and the title is one of the first parts of a selection that seem to catch the eye. As children, perhaps the only thing that made a difference to us in books were illustrations. As we get more mature we...
  • Poet's Love And Respect For Their Fathers
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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 an admiring look back at the actions of their fathers, although; they both imp...
  • Hayden's Poem
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    Robert Hayden's poem "Those Winter Sundays" presents an interesting view on life. The poem speaks of someone who seems to be haunted by bittersweet realization of his taking so many things for granted. It focuses on the emotions, more specifically, the feelings of pain and regret that seem to characterize the speaker. Hayden applies imagery, character, and tone to impart certain thoughts; however, he abstains from making any serious value judgements and leaves the interpretation of the poem to t...

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