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Analysis and comments on Messy Room by Shel Silverstein

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Comment 69 of 329, added on May 24th, 2005 at 5:39 AM.

This poem is different from others. It shows that things can be enjoyable
and interesting even if it's simple. Simple things can be beautiful. A poem
doesn't have to squeeze your mind to the fullest to be considered a good

GJB from Malaysia
Comment 68 of 329, added on May 19th, 2005 at 9:48 PM.

I think everybody is looking way too deep in Shel's poetry. If the reader
wants to put in their intrepretation, that's great but that doesn't mean
Shel put in "hidden meanings". He was a whimsical and in this case
CHILDREN's poet although open minded adults can also enjoy his work.
However, they shouldn't expect Shel to have morals to all his poem, they
are simply fun and meant to be silly.

Comment 67 of 329, added on May 19th, 2005 at 1:00 PM.

OH canada our home and native land, true patriot love in all our sons
command with glowing hearts we see thee rise the true north strong and free
from far and wide oh canada we stand one guard for thee god keep our land
glorious and free oh canada we stand on guard for thee oh canada we stand
on guard for thee... you suck AMERICA

Mel from Canada
Comment 66 of 329, added on May 19th, 2005 at 9:18 AM.

I loved it it tells how my life and how I act LOVE IT!!!!!

Megan from United States
Comment 65 of 329, added on May 18th, 2005 at 8:46 AM.

that was a great poem...it was good because it does pertain to life and it
also realtes to a teens room.....im not very familiar with this poet but
i have heard of him before....great job Shel Silverstein ...

nicole from United States
Comment 64 of 329, added on May 17th, 2005 at 8:05 PM.

ok, this comment section is for people to comment on the poems and their
meanings...not for some retarded people to type anything that comes to
their mind. shel silverstein was a brilliant poet and all the comments that
are insulting him are disgraces. maybe next time you should try to keep
your faggit comments to yourself.

sara from United States
Comment 63 of 329, added on May 15th, 2005 at 2:35 PM.

Ok... you people are retarted. This poem is rather funny and entertaining.
If you were to know MORE about this poet (or of anything for that matter
you dumb-asses) you would realize that this poem is also a metephore which
pretains to everyday life. Silverstein wants the reader to realize that
dont be to quick to judge or critize others. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, STOP

John from Grenada
Comment 62 of 329, added on May 14th, 2005 at 10:16 PM.

OMG! this sounds like my room, except i dont have as lizard named ed in my
bed! LOL!

Comment 61 of 329, added on May 9th, 2005 at 7:17 AM.

your poems are great! i wish you could write one just for me.

Hattie from United States
Comment 60 of 329, added on May 6th, 2005 at 10:32 PM.

i thought shel was like a two year olds author! how can anyone stand the
childish garbage? could it be possible that the 21st century is listening
to this because it takes no effort to understand this type of poetry?!
wanna read this crap? go to a children's library (and i am prepared to have
my head bit off-but this is america-freedom of speach people...)

ker from United States

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Poet: Shel Silverstein
Poem: Messy Room
Volume: A Light in the Attic
Year: 1981
Added: Apr 22 2004
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