Father Child Poem

A son writes a poem to his father, telling his dad just how terrific he is.

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Analysis of Form and Technique

To A Terrific Dad

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Published: February 2006

To a dad who is terrific,
To a dad who's real neat,
To a dad who makes the best of things,
Even when they're not so sweet!

To a dad who's growing older,
To a dad who's going gray,
To a dad who just gets smarter,
It would seem from day to day!

To a dad who has potential,
To a dad who is the best,
To a dad who's been successful,
And who drowns out all the rest!

To a dad I admire,
To a dad I can trust,
To a dad I appreciate.
That's what makes this rhyme a must!

To a dad I call father,
To a dad who's held it through,
To a dad I'll love forever,
Because Dad, you know it's YOU!

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For Students - Analysis of Form and Technique

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Techniques this poem uses:

  • The author uses quatrains, which are 4 line stanzas.

    To a dad who's growing older,
    To a dad that's going gray.
    To a dad who just gets smarter,
    It would seem from day to day!

    Read more about stanzas
  • The author uses the repetition of "To a dad" at the beginning of the first three lines of each stanza to show all the terrific things about his dad.
    Read more about repetition in poetry
  • This poem follows the ABCB rhyming pattern. The last words of lines two and four rhyme with each other.

    To a dad who is terrific, A
    To a dad who's real neat. B
    To a dad who makes the best of things, C
    Even when they're not so sweet! B

    Read more about rhyme schemes

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