How are these two poems similar?, English homework help

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I’m studying and need help with a English question to help me learn.

After you have read "My Pappa's Waltz" and "Those Winter Sundays," please respond to one or more of the following questions. Please remember that a complete and thoughtful post is necessary to receive maximum points every week, as is a response to a minimum of one other student post during the week.

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How are these two poems similar?

Are they different in any important ways? If so, explain your reasons in detail.

Are the two narrators' memories and recollections the same or different? If so, explain in what ways.

What key words in each poem affect our understanding of what the narrators are trying to communicate?

Discuss these words and how precisely they affect our understanding of the poem?

What happens if we misunderstand these words or how they are used in the poems?

What does the final stanza of "Those Winter Sundays" mean?

Do most readers understand what the narrator is trying to say as he or she closes the poem?

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Student 1
Comparison of ‘My Papa’s Waltz’ by Theodore Roethke and ‘Those Winter Sundays’ by
Robert Hayden
‘My Papa’s Waltz’ and ‘Those Winter Sundays’ are poems which both revolve around
the relation with a father. Comparatively, there is a lot of similarity between the two poems in
that the theme is centered on a respected father. They are actually centered on a recall that
involved their father and subsequent interaction with them. Drawing from ‘My Papa’s Waltz’ the
speaker talks of a childhood recollection whereby the father arrives home while drunk and starts
to dance with him. The speaker further notes ...

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