Reconsidering Sunday Comparison Essay by WakeOfDelight

Reconsidering Sunday
A comparison of Robert Hayden's "Those Winter Sundays" and Yusef Komunyakaa's "Sunday Afternoons".
# 58252 | 798 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on May 04, 2005 in Literature (Poetry) , English (Comparison)

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This paper compares two poems with similar subjects written by authors stemming from very divergent backgrounds. It looks not only at the subject of the poetry, but also at the way the authors function in their craft, including their utilization of form and diction, their development of imagery, and the effectiveness of their writing.

From the Paper:

"The writings of Robert Hayden and Yusef Komunyakaa stem from two very divergent backgrounds, and yet in their respective works "Those Winter Sundays" and "Sunday Afternoons" both poets manage to effectively convey a memory of childhood, centered around parental connections and deeply personal Sunday rituals. While each poet writes from his own memory, and employs his own writing style, there is a striking similarity between the two poems in terms of their subject matter and general effect."

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