Zach poetry – The Secret Heart

Author
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?
Sight

What does “sire” mean?
Father

What do the father’s hands symbolize?
The father’s real heart

Who is the speaker?
the son

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.