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Analysis and comments on Whatif by Shel Silverstein

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Comment 33 of 133, added on November 10th, 2005 at 2:34 PM.

i like all of shel's poems a like but seeing as i am 13 i like this poem
the best because it explains most of the other kids but not me

kathleen from United States
Comment 32 of 133, added on November 8th, 2005 at 6:58 PM.

I love this poem! It is my all time new favorite poem!! It is so cute!!

Julia from United States
Comment 31 of 133, added on October 6th, 2005 at 5:22 PM.

i totally love this poem because no matter what there will always be the
"what ifs" no matter where you are school, home, work, or just with your
friends my strategy is to take one day at a time one activity at a time and
dont pay attention to what people have to say or if they dont like you who
cares someone else will.

Amanda from United States
Comment 30 of 133, added on September 25th, 2005 at 5:14 PM.

this poem is gnarley! Whatif i fail the 9th grade, whatif my boyfriend
dumps me? crzy

Dana
Comment 29 of 133, added on September 20th, 2005 at 10:24 AM.

THIS IS A GREAT POEM. I LOVE IT. WHEN I READ IT THE FIRST TIME I LIKED IT
SO MUCH THAT I HAD TO READ IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN. IT MAKES YOU THINK ABOUT
ALL THE WHATIFS THAT WE GO THRU EVERYDAY. EXCELLENT POEM.

ELIZABETH from United States
Comment 28 of 133, added on August 17th, 2005 at 5:59 AM.

ANG GANDA!! WALA AQNG MASABI....NKKREL8 TALAGA AQ. I LOVE SHEL
SILVERSTEIN...

AILEN BATUCAN from Philippines
Comment 27 of 133, added on June 14th, 2005 at 2:51 PM.

The greatest fears of a child in school
You do not forget these things easily
Lucky the one who is able to pack them in a witty poem.

Martin

Martin Siegel from Austria
Comment 26 of 133, added on June 13th, 2005 at 5:05 AM.

This is a really great poem. Our life is also full many whatifs and if we
could just get the answers of our whatifs then i think we would come across
the real beauty of this world n our own life n this will also help us in
overcoming our desires.Aristotle once quoted

I COUNT HIM BRAVER WHO OVERCOMES HIS DESIRES THEN HE WHO OVERCOMES HIS
ENEMIES.

Anne from Pakistan
Comment 25 of 133, added on June 5th, 2005 at 12:46 PM.

I think the one of the strongest points of this poem is that everyone can
relate to it. I have gotten crazy with what-ifs, they are very persistent,
and they have ruined many a night, day, and even longer periods for me.
But their little song and dance is nonsense. We could all what-if
ourselves into the grave. Somebody on here said her parents taught her to
focus on what IS instead of what IF. That is good advice, very smart
parents.

katie from United States
Comment 24 of 133, added on June 3rd, 2005 at 2:13 PM.

I like this poem i feel like means that if u do have alot of whatifs in
your life dont worry about them until thy pop up. EX:Everything seems well
and then the nighttime whatifs strike again. I chose this poem 4 a project
of mine because it is that good!!!!!!!!

giovanni from United States

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Information about Whatif

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