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  • Speaker Lies In His Warm Bed
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    Those Winter Sundays Growing up in New England one knows the true meaning of winter. In Robert Hayden's poem Those Winter Sundays, he uses many techniques to get the point of coldness across and also the point about how the speaker viewed his father. The best technique that is used in the poem is imagery. Without getting lost in the great use of imagery in the poem, one cannot forget the true meaning that Hayden is portraying, the imagery can help find the meaning though. The lesson in the poem ...
  • Father And The Speaker
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    A Speaker's Reflections By Jillian Monroe Robert Hayden's poem "Those Winter Sundays" is a reflection the speaker has regarding his father. An analysis of the poem's tone and language reveals the speaker regrets his father did so much for the family and "no one ever thanked him". It is obvious the speaker feels regret for the way he behaved toward his father in the past by examining the phrases in the poem, particularly with the description of the father. The connotations of the language used in...
  • Parts In The Stanza The Reader
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    "Those Winter Sundays" In Robert Hayden's "Those Winter Sundays" a grown person, most likely a man, recounts the winter Sundays of his childhood. He remembers the early morning events that took place and how much the events portrayed his father's love for him. The man realizes that as a child he failed to appreciate the hard work his father did in order to provide him with some basic necessities and some small additional perks at times. The theme of the poem is sad, and lonely. Assuming that the...
  • Speaker Views Death As An End
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    Analysis of "Elegy for My Father, Who is Not Dead" Andrew Hudgins' diction, point of view and tone used in "Elegy for My Father, Who is Not Dead" convey feelings of fear, jealousy and uncertainty in the possibility of an afterlife. The speaker, discussing the future death of his father, is forced to confront his own convictions as to the finality of death. All religions have a belief in a "life after death" in some form. Hudgins' is pessimistic as to any form of a life hereafter. He is attemptin...
  • God Through The Use Of Diction
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    In Anne Bradstreet's poem, "To Her Father with Some Verses", the speaker expresses to the reader the feeling of never being able to repay her "Father", God, for the gift of life He has offered to her. The feeling of never being able to repay her "Father" is shown through the use of repeated symbolism and the "Father" is represented as God through the use of diction. In the poem the speaker refers to her "Father", this "Father" figure is portrayed as God through the use of diction. In her first r...
  • Speaker's Faith In And Perception Of God
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    Read the poem 'death like conception (for father) ' and answer the questions that follow: 1) How would you describe the speaker's faith in and perception of God as suggested in the poem? (3 marks) In the first stanza, the speaker has shown faith in God, as he believes we come from God and our souls will return to God, the owner or the 'stock-taker' after death. The speaker feels that we are not the owners of our bodies but God. When we die, our souls will leave our "tenant bod [ies]" to return b...

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