There’s a Polar Bear
In our Frigidaire–
He likes it ’cause it’s cold in there.
With his seat in the meat
And his face in the fish
And his big hairy paws
In the buttery dish,
He’s nibbling the noodles,
He’s munching the rice,
He’s slurping the soda,
He’s licking the ice.
And he lets out a roar
If you open the door.
And it gives me a scare
To know he’s in there–
That Polary Bear
In our Fridgitydaire.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Shel Silverstein's poem Bear In There


  1. alex says:

    i love shel silverstein’s poems exspeshily true story, one of his poems

  2. kevin says:

    How does a polar bear fit in a fridge?

  3. tyler gulicson says:

    this poem made me want to make love

  4. John says:

    this is very good poem

  5. petrolina says:

    OMGASH!! i love this poem!! its like one of the best ive read..and in my language its “hungushiesh” BYE!! awesome poem!

  6. kimberly aguilar says:


  7. Samantha says:

    I love this poem, Shel Silverstein is my favorite poet he is a good writer, and has inspired me in many ways, i now write about stuff that has happened to me.

  8. Maddie says:

    I loved it i think he is a excellent writer

  9. Norm says:

    The poem stands as it is. Nothing can be added or taken away. That’s the beauty of it.

  10. Nikki says:

    Aww! I’ve loved this poem forever. We have to do a project for speech class to bring in our fovorite childhood story or poem, and this is mine! ^_^

  11. maria tripton says:

    i live in indiana and there is a killer where i live that is on the lose and after i read this poem i laughed and forgot how scared i wuz.

  12. janis says:

    this poem is a very good poem to undersatnd it makes you wonder if there could be a bear in fridge.

  13. kathrin und uschi says:

    das poem is voll geil man….weiter so du bist spitze shel!!!!
    Machs gut hauste rein
    keep kuhl

  14. randi says:

    i am doing a report on the poem and and it is a very easy poem to remember. but i still dont get what the moral or the poin of this poem is.

  15. karen garcia says:

    hi this poem is very nice . It also rymes.ithink you could do a great in writing poems. Bye Bye

  16. Lola says:

    i think this poem is much deeper than it seems, it’s talking about locking away feelings that keep on feeding and growing.

  17. Jasmine says:

    Bear In There is a very funny poem. It will keep you laughing the whole time! Shel Silverstein is my favorite male oet. He is the best!!!!!!!!!!

  18. rachel says:

    This is the best poem i have ever herd by shel silverstine he is my favorite male poet

  19. Tara says:

    This poem will keep you laughing. It is creative and quite funny. Though it lacks proper grammer and spelling; I, for one, found it quite compelling.

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