Robert P. Tristram Coffin
Which two people have the relationship in this poem?
Father and son
What is the main, most important symbol?
The hands holding the match *symbolizes protection
Which of the five senses is most important for this poem?
What does “sire” mean?
What do the father’s hands symbolize?
The father’s real heart
Who is the speaker?
What’s the theme/message of the poem?
The father loves his son very much.*While keeping the depth of his love a secret, the father checks in on and protects his son.
What does “semblance” mean?
Looks like the appearance of something else.