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Shel Silverstein - Smart

My dad gave me one dollar bill
'Cause I'm his smartest son,
And I swapped it for two shiny quarters
'Cause two is more than one!

And then i took the quarters
And traded them to Lou
For three dimes-i guess he don't know
that three is more than two!

Just then, along came old blind Bates
And just 'cause he can't see
He gave me four nickels for my three dimes,
And four is more than three!

And i took the nickels to Hiram Coombs
Down at the seed-feed store,
and the fool gave me five pennies for them,
And five is more than four!

And then i went and showed my dad,
and he got red in the cheeks
And closed his eyes and shook his head-
Too proud of me to speak!

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Poet: Shel Silverstein
Poem: Smart

Comment 8 of 8, added on September 5th, 2012 at 9:44 PM.
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I think there is a political aspect to this poem. What I cant decide is which side are the republicans and which side are the democrats. Also I believe that Hiram Coombs represents a very important political person.

Summer from United States
Comment 7 of 8, added on January 2nd, 2012 at 11:22 PM.
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Time to face the music armed with this great inofrmaiton.

Dollie from Jordan
Comment 6 of 8, added on March 27th, 2011 at 2:49 PM.

I need to know the poetic device of this poem and it is very funny also.

Caitlyn Valade from United States

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