A. Read the poem aloud in pairs.
B. Find a line from the poem to match the statements given below and write it in the blank.
1. He always saves me from harm [Answer: keeping me safe from harm”.]
2. I am so lucky to get you [Answer: “How did I get so lucky. You were the Dad chosen for me”. ]
3. The affection between us has no end [Answer: “Our love is everlasting”. ]
C. Answer the following questions.
1. Who is the speaker?
Answer: The poet, Christina
M. Kerschen, is the speaker.
2. Who is the special hero mentioned in the poem?
Answer: The poet’s father is the special hero mentioned in the poem.
3. How did the child feel when it was hold by its dad?
Answer: The child felt the
love and kindness of her father. She felt that she was safe from harm.
Seems it was sent to me
From someplace up above.
4. What do the above lines mean?
Answer: The above lines means
that the poet’s father is sent to her from heaven.
5. What did the child want to tell its dad?
Answer: The child wanted to
tell her dad that he was her special hero.
D. Work in pairs and answer the questions below.
1. "There is something special
about a father's love".
Identify the alliteration in the given lines.
Answer: “something - special”,
are the alliterated words in the given lines.
2. Pick out the rhyming words from the poem.
Answer: see - me; love -
above; know - so are the rhyming words.
1. I felt the love and tenderness
keeping me safe from harm
(a) Who felt the love and tenderness?
Answer: The poet felt the love and tenderness of her father.
(b) What did he keep her safe?
Answer: He kept her safe from harm.
(c) What do you mean by ‘tenderness’?
Answer: ‘Tenderness’ means “Gentleness and kindness”.
2. How did I get so lucky.
You were the dad chosen for me
a. who was lucky?
Answer: The poet was lucky.
b. why was she lucky?
Answer: She was lucky because he was the dad chosen for her.
c. Is the poet excited about her father’s love?
Answer: Yes, she is excited and feels lucky to get a Dad like him.
1. Seems it was sent to me
from someplace up above
Pick out the alliterated words?
Answer: “Seems - sent” are alliterated words.
2. I just wanted you to know
That you’re my special hero
and 1 wanted to tell you so.
Pick out the rhyming words.
Answer: “know - so” are the rhyming words.
Short Questions and Answers.
1. When did the poet’s father hold her in his arms?
Answer: He held her in his arms when she was a baby.
2. What did she see, when she looked up into his eyes?
Answer: She saw all the love of her father, when she looked up into his eyes.
3. What is something special?
Answer: There is something special about a father’s love.
4. Whose love is everlasting?
Answer: The love between the father and the child is everlasting.
5. Who is the poet of this poem?
Answer: Christina M. Kerschen is the poet of this poem.