Everything you need to understand or teach Supernatural Love by Gjertrud Schnackenberg.
In Supernatural Love, the speaker tells of an incident that involved herself and her father when she was four years old. The poem is set in a dimly lit study in which father and daughter are present. The father is at a dictionary stand, consulting a dictionary, which is illumined by a lamp. He holds a magnifying glass in his hand and scans the dictionary, running his finger down the page in order to find the word he is looking for. Then he holds the magnifying glass still above the definition of the word carnation. He bends closer to the dictionary and puts his finger on the page and reads the definition. The definition of one word seems to help him make some kind of as yet unspecified connection with something much larger.
The child, who is doing cross-stitch on a needlework sampler, imitates her father by bringing her... View more of the Supernatural Love Summary