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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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The Boa Constrictor Should Jump Off the End of the Sidewalk

This visual works to achieve its purpose because it is simple, unrealistic and open for interpretation. 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. They are easy to read, so they appeal to children, but are also funny for adults. Hi, yeah this article is really nice and I have learned lot of things from it on the topic of blogging.

Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses cookies. Where is… Search for: These used to be some of my favorite things to read when I was young.

Email required Address never made public. 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. Constrrictor entry was posted in Blog Entry 9. The snake looks old with his wrinkled mouth and worried face, perhaps nervous wondering how exactly he is going to gulp down a full man.


The riddle is entertaining, but I agree that it is the constructor that provides the fun and engaging humor. You are commenting using your Facebook account. I remember having to memorize one of these poems in the third grade and recite it in front of the class. They are subtle, but effective.

Without the visuals, this story would be scary for a child to read.

Boa Constrictor by Shel Silverstein – Hello Poetry

We are left thinking that our writer wrote hi poem up until the point he was completely consumed. Good choice of poem!

Notify me of new comments via email. It is coonstrictor as much about the artwork as the words are sometimes mixed in with the pictures—interacting with each other. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: 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.


But the visuals are what makes these stories suitable for children to read. You are commenting using your WordPress. The poems would not have the same meaning or sense of humor without the drawings. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your snel here By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Create a free website or blog at WordPress. In reality I think it is probably a healthy thing, but my childhood seems so much more innocent than I think it actually was.

Shel Silverstein:Boa Constrictor Lyrics

constricotr Writing on the Visual Arts, Spring Also, you are right that these poems appeal to adults just as much as kids because they are witty and constrictoor well done. 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. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Shel Silverstein is known for his humorous poems, and the black and white sketch drawings that accompany them.