At a glance:
- Author: Asa Bundy Sheffey
- First Published: 1962
- Type of Poem: Lyric
- Genres: Poetry, Lyric poetry
- Subjects: Children, Family or family life, Parents and children, Fathers, Boys, Sacrifice, Winter
“Those Winter Sundays” is a short lyric in which the speaker remembers a moment in his childhood and thinks about the sacrifices his father made for him then. This split or double perspective of the poem provides its power, for the poem’s meaning depends upon the differences between what the boy knew then and what the man—a father himself, perhaps—knows now.
The poem begins abruptly. The second word of the first line, “too,” in fact, assumes actions that have gone before—that the father got up early on other days as well as Sundays to help his...
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