Tsai at 12:25:51 11/19/97 from c549-19.svdcc.fju.edu.tw
|Compare "Those Winter Sundays" with "My Papa's Waltzs".
In these two poems, the speaker described their fathers
in difficult ways. In "Those Winter Sundays" his father got
up early and put on his clothes in blueblack cold(nippy cold)
His father took care of the speaker as a mother. He also needed
to fix breakfast and did housework. But the child took it for
granted. In the poem they even seldom taiked to each other or
speak indifficultly to each other. It seemed that his father
was nitnothing but a hired servent and always doing daily routine.
The son also didn't appreciate his father at all. The relation between
them was a little bit negative. In "My Papa's Waltz" the speaker show his
admiration, closeness and love to his father more than the first one.
IN line 4, "I hang on like death" not only showed the son's dependence
on his father but showed that the son wasn't good at dancing. Even so
they still had a very good time and lots of fun,"We romped until the pans
slid from the kitchen self." they didn't mind other things, just pay attention
to their dance,Besides his father was not good at dancung, either.(every
step you missed)