Theory:

Important!
The poem is for additional reading only. The students will not be questioned from the poem. However, a short summary has been provided below for a better understanding of the poem.
Let us read it for fun!
Name of the poem: Only a Dad
Name of the poet: Edgar Albert Guest  
Only a dad, with a tired face,
Coming home from the daily race,
Bringing little of gold or fame,
To show how well he has played the game,
But glad in his heart that his own rejoice
To see him come, and to hear his voice.

Only a dad, with a brood of four,
One of ten million men or more.
Plodding along in the daily strife,
Bearing the whips and the scorns of life,
With never a whimper of pain or hate,
For the sake of those who at home await.

Only a dad, neither rich nor proud,
Merely one of the surging crowd
Toiling, striving from day to day,
Facing whatever may come his way,
Silent, whenever the harsh condemn,
And bearing it all for the love of them.

Only a dad, but he gives his all
To smooth the way for his children small,
Doing, with courage stern and grim,
The deeds that his father did for him.
This is the line that for him I pen,
Only a dad, but the best of men.
Summary:

The poem talks about how a father dedicates his entire life to his family. Though an ordinary man and one of ten million men in the world, a father is a hero of every family. The father works day and night to keep his family comfortable.
 
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Dads work to keep their loved ones happy
 
Life is often referred to as a race as humans constantly run to get the better of life. Since fathers are more likely the breadwinners, they take part in the tough race to provide for their family. After the race, he comes home with a tired face as it was not easy making a living. Though life is harsh on him, he has always been ready to bear the pain for his family. Despite the hardship, the father shows no sign of weakness and is always happy to be home to be with his kids and family.
 
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Though dad is tired, he works to give his family a comfortable life
 
Every father wants his children to have a better life than themselves, and his goal is to make sure his kids have a smooth life. His father did that for him, and he does everything he can for his young ones.
 
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Dad does his best to up bring his kids
 
Though only a dad, he is the best of all men.
 
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Dad is the best of all men 
Reference:
State Council of Educational Research and Training (2019). Term-3 English Standard-8. Only a Dad- Edgar Albert Guest (pp. 106). Published by the Tamil Nadu Textbook and Educational Services Corporation.