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    “Where the Sidewalk Ends” by Shel Silverstein is a short poem that has several uses of metaphor and symbolic imagery throughout the poem. This poem takes the reader on a journey far away from the real world to one that is full of imagination and wonder. Silverstein has created a bridge between the constant struggle of the real world and a dream world filled with magical wonders and unlimited possibilities. While some themes and metaphors throughout the poem may be difficult to detect there is one significant metaphor that supports fundamental bases of this poem, which is “the place where the sidewalk ends” is a metaphor of the imagination. The first reason the place at the end of the sidewalk is a metaphor of the imagination is that poem provides…

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    an interesting premise along with a very intriguing author. Shel Silverstein was a man of many hats and tricks up his sleeves.According to Biography.com, before he even started on writing, during the 1950’s he was enlisted in World War II. During this time in the war, Mr.Silverstein started working on comics strips for a military newspaper. This is what help Mr.Silverstein has his foot in the door for this creative career. Though his job as a comic artist, he starts to explore in writing and…

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    Literary Analysis: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein Have you ever gone back to read the books that you once read as a kid? Did you grasp the message the book has the same way? Many people interpret books differently no matter what age they might be. While others think a book is controversial and should be censored, individuals may have an opposite view. For instance, the book The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is viewed in different ways. This story is about a female tree and a boy that can…

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    Love isn’t taking advantage of the other person. Love isn’t using the other person because you can’t work for yourself. Love isn’t making the other person weak just to fulfill the others needs to make them stronger. In ,”The Giving Tree,” by Shel Silverstein, a little boy loved a tree and she loved him back, they had a strong connection, This lasted for years until the little boy started to change. He started to realize the things he wants instead of thinking modest of himself. Over the years,…

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    someone or something. One expects a certain action from another, almost as if trust is synonymous to predictable. If one were to take a deeper look into the definition provided by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, does it not, in some way, imply that there is an innate good in everyone? Trust is based upon the principle the humans are naturally good, not evil. It is only when one betrays another and breaks this trust that the underlying evil shines through. Is that why trust is so easily…

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    “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein is a classic tale that has been read to children as a bedtime story since its first publishing in 1964. However many have argued on what the meaning behind the story is. Could it be focus on what you need rather than what you want, maybe even you can’t outrun your problems, or quite possibly let love rule. These arguments are right in their own way, however they all have one thing in common, they each are a strong moral message that children should learn.…

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    Shel Silverstein

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    Shel Silverstein Sheldon Allan Silverstein was born on September 25, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois to Nathan and Helen Silverstein. Shel’s sister Peggy was born 4 years later. Shel grew up in Logan’s Square a working-class neighborhood in the northwest side of Chicago. No one knows very much about Shel’s early years. We know that he started drawing strange pictures at an early age, he also wrote stories to go with them. As a teenager Shel was not much of an athlete himself but he became a…

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    The Giving Tree

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    “The Giving Tree” is a poem written by Shel Silverstein. This poem is characterized by repetition, short sentences, and emotionalism. The effect of this book lets Shel Silverstein one of the most memorable poets in history. Shel Silverstein’s poem, “The Giving Tree”, demonstrates his emotional, kind-hearted, and compassionate feelings. Through this poem we can see that Shel Silverstein is a poet that cares about others. Throughout this poem, Shel Silverstein uses a lot of conflicts. As you go…

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    “Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy.” The Giving Tree written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein is about a tree who cares so deeply for a young boy that she is willing to give him everything she can possibly offer regardless of the detriment that it causes her. Despite the book’s popularity among children and adults, the underlying meaning of the book is not positive. Through both Silverstein’s text and illustrations, the theme of an abusive relationship is conveyed, and the…

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    Sheldon Allan Silverstein, Famous Writer and Poet Sheldon Allan Silverstein, who was known and went by Shel Silverstein, was born in Chicago, Illinois. His day of birth was on the 25th of September, 1930. As a young boy Silverstein “Would have much rather been a good baseball player or a hit with all the girls… not much I could do about that so I started to draw and write” (584, silverstein). He had started to really get to drawing at the age of twelve, and started to forget about being a…

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