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Analysis and comments on A Boy Named Sue by Shel Silverstein

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Comment 37 of 107, added on September 5th, 2007 at 12:45 PM.

This is a great poem/song. It's one of my favorites by Johnny Cash. You
also have many other awesome poems!

Sabrina from United States
Comment 36 of 107, added on June 4th, 2007 at 9:06 AM.

Dude this poem is awesome i can't belive you wrote it it's my favorite song
by johnny cash!!!!

James from United States
Comment 35 of 107, added on May 1st, 2007 at 11:29 AM.

I love this poem. I chose it to memorize to recite to the class.

Taylor from United States
Comment 34 of 107, added on April 10th, 2007 at 8:48 PM.

I LOVE this song!!!!!! I love Jhonny Cash and his music. I always listen to
it. I am so glad that this was posted. I always go on this to check it out
and I love to see this Jhonny Cash song!!!!!!!!!

Jordan from United States
Comment 33 of 107, added on March 21st, 2007 at 5:42 AM.

This is a great poem/song.Did you know that there is a second part. it's
written from dad's point of view. v. funny. my fav shel poem though is
called "the world's greatest smoke off" if you are a choofa, check it out.
some great references to the 'herb'. Let me know how ya go.


shandos from Australia
Comment 32 of 107, added on February 12th, 2007 at 1:23 AM.

I memorized this poem for poetry day and i did great, it is a great poem-
woo!! lol!! hehe

John from Australia
Comment 31 of 107, added on February 3rd, 2007 at 6:19 PM.

I thought the poem was good. I've never heard the song though.

Red- haired Kid from United States
Comment 30 of 107, added on December 19th, 2006 at 6:01 PM.

The poem is great! Why is the slang, and to some offensive words needed?

If the reader, or listener to the song can't get the drift, and interpit to
his/her own notions, then they have missed the whole picture.

The cursing, slang, etc. is just a "fill" for lack of vocabulary. If you
don't get that....take some language classes.

Oh, BTW...I'm not offended personally, and ain't going to preach...this is
just my opinion. (Yes..."ain't" is not good English...right? ;-)


Spongy Bull from United States
Comment 29 of 107, added on December 19th, 2006 at 5:55 PM.

A poem anyone (or nearly) who reads or listens to the song by Johnny Cash
can relate to. Very heartfelt and down to the nitty gritty.

It's one of those rare poems that has real soul..and Johnny did it great
justice.

Thanks, Shel and Johnny. Great team.

Alec from United States
Comment 28 of 107, added on June 8th, 2006 at 12:37 PM.

I loved it

Chloe from United States

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Information about A Boy Named Sue

Poet: Shel Silverstein
Poem: A Boy Named Sue
Volume: sung by Johnny Cash
Year: 1969
Added: Apr 22 2004
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