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Analysis and comments on The Little Boy and the Old Man by Shel Silverstein

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Comment 33 of 133, added on April 16th, 2007 at 11:54 AM.

this poem is original and fun

Alexus from United States
Comment 32 of 133, added on March 14th, 2007 at 8:12 PM.

The poem is about the progression of the man. How we all start as a little
baby that needs to be taken care of, and how being old isn't much of a
blessing either because we fall back into a spirl of slowly regressing,
just as children progress. So everyone please studat hard, learn well,
live, and enjoy the time you have, you might always have these
opportunities.

Ben from United States
Comment 31 of 133, added on March 14th, 2007 at 4:30 PM.

good. I feel that way too.

bob alex from Brazil
Comment 30 of 133, added on March 3rd, 2007 at 9:36 AM.

this poem is very good.It learns someone a lesson.i wanted to say hi to
Shel Sliverstein. SO HI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kerry from Canada
Comment 29 of 133, added on February 28th, 2007 at 11:01 PM.

I think thatthe poem says that we are so similar to different age groups
and I think that most importantly we should treat our elders with respect
because we don't know how long they will be here. It is sad the way people
treat others now a days. We should treat others the way we want to be
treated. God Bless!!

Ana from United States
Comment 28 of 133, added on February 28th, 2007 at 5:40 PM.

This poem is so real. If your still in elementray school, well atleast at
mine, there's always atleast one kid who omost never fits in or is left out
all the time.

Anna from Australia
Comment 27 of 133, added on April 20th, 2006 at 4:32 PM.

This has always been my favorite poem! It is very sweetly written and very
true! The old are wise, and the young have more knowledge than we give
them credit. Never underestimate them because they can teach us more than
you think. Dont ignore either one because they are human beings too!

Sara from United States
Comment 26 of 133, added on April 11th, 2006 at 8:32 AM.

THEY ARE PEDOFILES!! DROP HIS SPOON?!?!?! THE WARMTH OF AN OLD MANS
HAND???? I AM STRICKEN WITH SICKNESS, (and a boner).

Trevor Hunter from Bulgaria
Comment 25 of 133, added on April 5th, 2006 at 3:23 PM.

This poem made me tear the first time I read it. It is very sad but very
true. It makes you wonder what will become of you when you get older? Will
anyone care?

Angela from United States
Comment 24 of 133, added on March 22nd, 2006 at 12:09 PM.

i liked this poem its cool man
i like your face ALOT!!! ( :
call me

shiba from United States

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Information about The Little Boy and the Old Man

Poet: Shel Silverstein
Poem: The Little Boy and the Old Man
Volume: A Light in the Attic
Year: 1981
Added: Apr 22 2004
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