Knock knock!

Who’s there?


Me who?

That’s right!

What’s right?


That’s what I want to know!

What’s what you want to know?

Me, who?

Yes, exactly!

Exactly what?

Yes, I have an Exactlywatt on a chain!

Exactly what on a chain?


Yes what?

No, Exactlywatt!

That’s what I want to know!

I told you – Exactlywatt!

Exactly what?


Yes what?

Yes, it’s with me!

What’s with you?

Exactlywatt – that’s what’s with me.

Me who?


Go away!

Knock knock…

Analysis, meaning and summary of Shel Silverstein's poem The Meehoo with an Exactlywatt


  1. human says:

    what is the point of the poem? I hafta know for a poetry project.

  2. Shelly says:

    are there any pictures i could use to show symbolism in this poem?? i hafta put it on a poster board 4 a poetry project by april 3rd…

  3. Shelly says:

    is there any symbolism in this poem?? i hafta know for a poetry project and i gotta know by april 3rd

  4. ashley says:

    i think it is comfusing

  5. Emily says:

    i lived in America for 3yrs i am now currently living in the UK i met my best m8 in America! i rang her up and she read out loud this poem to me i was completely confused so i googled it and finally found it now i’ve read to my self i get it completely and laughed at it after finished because it was so funny and good at the same time! 😀

  6. Stan McCaslin says:

    The book this poem is in, A Light in the Attic, has wonderful illustrations, also by Silverstein. Those who find the poem confusing need to get hold of the book and look at the picture of the MeeHoo with her ExactlyWhat.

  7. Olivia.R.Gemmell says:

    This is my favorite poem out of them all! My whole family likes it including my classmates

  8. Bonnie Stutz says:

    This is the best poem. I know, I know all of Shel’s poems are just great but this poem takes the cake.

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