I like Shel Silverstein, a lot, and feel like his writing is on such a much higher plane than most, though his poems were often meant or read to. Boa Constrictor is a poem out of Shel Silverstein’s popular children’s book, Where the Sidewalk Ends. Shel Silverstein is known for his. Boa Constrictor This song is by Shel Silverstein and appears on the album Inside Folk Songs () and on the album Where The Sidewalk Ends ().
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Good choice of poem! By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Email required Address never made public. Without the visuals, this story would be scary for a child to read. We are left thinking that our writer wrote hi poem up until the point he was completely consumed. The snake looks old with his wrinkled mouth and worried face, perhaps nervous wondering how exactly he is going suel gulp down a full man.
Boa Constrictor by Shel Silverstein – Hello Poetry
Writing on the Visual Arts, Spring Where is… Search for: In this illustration our writer cannot be seen on the page, but we see the snake stretching across the page with one leg in his mouth. This entry was posted in Blog Entry 9.
Also, you are right that these poems appeal to adults just as much as kids because they are witty and so well done.
Create a free website or blog at WordPress. The poems would not have the same meaning or sense of humor without the drawings. Shel Silverstein is known for his humorous poems, and the black and white sketch drawings that accompany them. Fill in your details below or click an icon shl log in: The riddle is entertaining, but I agree that it is the illustration that provides the fun and engaging humor.
You are commenting using your Facebook account. With the humorous illustration, and funny rhymes, we are able to laugh at the fate of the man that is too busy to stop writing to wiggle out of the grip of a snake that is very slowly consuming him. Notify me of new comments via email. But the visuals are what makes these stories suitable for children to read. These used to consrrictor some of my favorite things to read when I was young.
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You are commenting using your WordPress. This visual works to achieve its purpose because it is simple, unrealistic and open for interpretation.
It is just as much about the artwork as the words are sometimes mixed in with the pictures—interacting with each other. They are subtle, but effective. But the visual makes this story fun and humorous! Kids are able to read it without creating fears about snakes, or horrors of being eaten alive.
As I was searching through my old childhood books for this assignment, I was coming to realize that alot of the stories I read could potentially be scary or weird if they were real and not childrens books. You are commenting using your Twitter account. In reality I think it is probably a healthy thing, but my childhood seems so much more fonstrictor than I think it actually was.
Notify me of new posts via email. They are easy to read, so they appeal to children, but are also funny for adults. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: