Through wonder and thought, Robert Gray’s poem ‘Diptych” had a protagonist who subjected his dissimilarities and how it affected him. The title itself serves as a metaphor emphasizing the discovery of the differences concerning his parents’ personalities, which balance to originate his identity. Also, the persona also finds a contrast in his mother who is both a “harassed” and “calm” person. Along with the description of his father whom is a “drunkard” who was a dejected pessimist highlighted through the paradox “proclaimed the bitterness of every pleasure”. Regardless of his “callousness”, the poet finds the never-ending promise between his father and he transmitted metaphorically in “mauvish-grey marble dust”. The poet’s discovery was aggravated by surprise and delivered a refined insight into his parents’ starkly different characteristics.