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Analysis and comments on Whatif by Shel Silverstein

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Comment 39 of 379, added on January 23rd, 2006 at 12:08 PM.

it is a wondeerful poem

Deanna from United States
Comment 38 of 379, added on January 20th, 2006 at 4:36 PM.

This poem is like true... happens to me every night...and i like how some
parts of the poem are silly and get serious i also like how war and
divorced are stuck out and dont ryme i think the reson for this is because
those are 2 serious things kids think of...i think this poem is great and i
sent it to everyone i could think of i recomend this poem for anyone!!!

Sara from United States
Comment 37 of 379, added on January 10th, 2006 at 7:08 PM.

Wow, I do the same exact thing at night. And I thought I was the only one
who did that. I hate those stupid whatifs. Ecspecially on plane rides.
Thank you for writing this.

Xavier from United States
Comment 36 of 379, added on January 2nd, 2006 at 5:27 AM.

Wow! This is exactly what happens to me when I hit the bed! I, being the
poetically-challenged person I am, thank you, Shel Silverstein, for writing
something which I can really relate to. :)

Afzal from Singapore
Comment 35 of 379, added on December 8th, 2005 at 10:28 PM.

I love all of Shel Silverstein's poems. They all have such a unique twist
to them, I am doing a report on him for one of my classes...I love learning
even MORE about him! Anyway, the poem is great and it has a great subject
and purpose.

Shannon from United States
Comment 34 of 379, added on December 2nd, 2005 at 2:01 AM.

I suggest that this poem is very nice but I really think if you want to
make your poem rhyme that's no problem but it has to make sense most of it
doesn't and the best way to make your poem have sense don't letit rhyme !

Khadija Sharawy from Egypt
Comment 33 of 379, 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 379, 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 379, 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 379, 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


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