“A genuine anteater,”
The pet man told me dad.
Turned out, it was an aunt eater,
And now my uncle’s mad!

Analysis, meaning and summary of Shel Silverstein's poem Anteater

13 Comments

  1. Kidd says:

    i dont get this peom but it was funny!!!

  2. shorty says:

    it was lol funny

  3. Jesi says:

    Your Poem Was Really Really Short…But Good..Try To Make It Longer Okay?

  4. Shaina says:

    the poem was great yeah i aint got a lot of emotion but i thought it was laugh out loud hilarious

  5. chanze gilbert says:

    this poem is very very short

  6. Sara says:

    This poem is hilarious!!!!!!!!!! i’ve never read anything like befroe!!! lovin’ it:)

  7. Lauren says:

    Hey
    I like almost all of your poems. They are cute. I am also interested in literature. I have a few poems I would like to share if I got your e-mail address. That would be cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Anna says:

    HA hhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ha, wooh! that is hilarious. I read this to my uncle and he actually got mad, but I knew that he was cracking up in his mind!!!! 🙂

  9. Patricia says:

    your poem is going mad you surely know how to write poems. have good luck wrting other ones. i also thought that you could add some more adjectives in the poem.

  10. liz says:

    short sweet and to the piont = )

  11. Vanessa says:

    There is on the line that said told me dad it’s told my dad.

  12. Jo says:

    I love this poem just because it is funny…you know? It’s just different; I mean, you don’t just go and write poems about an anteater eating your aunt. I like it. It’s really funny.

  13. Traci says:

    What a cute poem. Growing up I would call me Aunt – “Aunt” Cathy and not Ant Cathy. My friends all thought I was strange. They said it the other way. “Ant” Cathy. My aunt would say, “Ants crawl on the ground, but Aunts are your friend.” Too funny.

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