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230 4aa. Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden (Poem)

230 4aa. Can you please describe the Father and the Son in this poem?

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The poem is written by an adult narrator, who describes his father—and his father's love—when he was a child. The father is described as a loving, selfless man who put his son before all else. He raised the narrator with high morals, took special care with his religious instruction, and modeled what it too to be a man. The son is portrayed as thankful, but also regretful. He regrets not ever having taken the time sit down and tell his father how grateful he really was.


Those Winter Sundays