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Analysis and comments on Whatif by Shel Silverstein

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Comment 55 of 395, added on April 15th, 2008 at 5:26 PM.

I think it's a great poem to read and that all people should worrie about
things like that.=) The reason I'm reading all of the Shel Silverstien
book/poems is because in grade 5 and 6 we need to write poetry and poetry
anologys for our teachers and the school board!
It's pretty annoying like that though...

Isaak from Canada
Comment 54 of 395, added on November 16th, 2007 at 10:22 AM.

i love this poem cuz when i was little i always thought of whaat if
i think that this is such a great poem for the world

christain from United States
Comment 53 of 395, added on October 12th, 2007 at 7:56 AM.

Nothing like reading a good Shel Silverstein poem to cheer you up after
reading edgar allen Poe all day....

Al from United States
Comment 52 of 395, added on April 22nd, 2007 at 11:22 AM.

I am requied to do a poerty analaysis for shel silverstein and is looking
for 1 that is already been done.. got any ideas

Amanda from Barbados
Comment 51 of 395, added on April 20th, 2007 at 7:27 PM.

it makes me feel like a kid again

shorty from United States
Comment 50 of 395, added on April 16th, 2007 at 10:20 AM.

this poem has a typing mistake....it's taller..not talle....fix it
please....thank you...

Mellisa from United States
Comment 49 of 395, added on April 16th, 2007 at 8:14 AM.

I think that this poem is showing us that if we only think of what could
have happened we won't see what did happen. We have to open our eyes and
see what is not what if.

Chelsea from United States
Comment 48 of 395, added on April 11th, 2007 at 2:47 PM.

i love this poem

stephanie from United States
Comment 47 of 395, added on December 25th, 2006 at 2:21 AM.

as the mother of a 16 year old girl and a 10 year old boy, as well as the
stepmother of a 9 year old boy, it nearly brings me to tears. my husband
recently lost his job and i am an unemployed nursing student. our worries
suddenly seem to pale in comparison to those of our children brought to
light by this work of art from an author both me & my children adore.

jennifer from United States
Comment 46 of 395, added on April 17th, 2006 at 11:59 PM.

this poem can be viewed at first glance as dark and gloomy. however, this
poem is about a child during the holocaust!

Jules from United States

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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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