History Creator / ShelSilverstein

29th Dec '17 5:24:57 PM Snowsky
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* OnePersonBirthdayParty: In "Happy Birthday", nobody comes to the narrator's birthday party. He doesn't care because he gets to eat all the ice cream and tea.
29th Dec '17 5:23:18 PM Snowsky
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* ExactWords: Invoked in the poem "Obedient", in which a disobedient student is told by his teacher to go stand in the corner until she tells him he can turn around. He complies -- but she never tells him, and he is forgotten soon after. He stands there in the corner all through the weekend, which leads into summer vacation. Soon after, the school is closed down and relocated, ''all while this boy continues to stand there for forty years'' as he waits for the teacher to say, "Turn around." In conclusion...

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Invoked in the poem "Obedient", in which a disobedient student is told by his teacher to go stand in the corner until she tells him he can turn around. He complies -- but she never tells him, and he is forgotten soon after. He stands there in the corner all through the weekend, which leads into summer vacation. Soon after, the school is closed down and relocated, ''all while this boy continues to stand there for forty years'' as he waits for the teacher to say, "Turn around." In conclusion...


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** In "Have Fun", the narrator assures us that it's safe to swim in Penrose Park because there are no sharks in it. The illustration shows an octopus in the lake instead.
** In "Every Thing On It", a boy asks for a hot dog with everything on it. He gets a hot dog piled with a large number of random items, including a rake, a bee, a goldfish, a flag, a fiddle, and a front porch swing.
3rd Dec '17 3:54:04 PM Angeldeb82
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''[[ComicallyMissingThePoint The word is 'grew', not 'growed'.]]"''

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''[[ComicallyMissingThePoint The word is 'grew', not 'grew' instead of 'growed'.]]"''



* PhonyPsychic: In the poem "Crystal Ball," the psychic accurately predicts everything her customer ate for lunch, then admits that she only figured it out by [[spoiler:looking at her dress.]]

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* PhonyPsychic: In the poem "Crystal Ball," the psychic accurately predicts everything her customer ate for lunch, then admits that she only figured it out by [[spoiler:looking at her dress.]]dress]].



** A common interpretation of "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan". Marianne Faithfull, who recorded the definitive and most famous version, believed it ended with [[spoiler: Lucy being taken to a mental hospital.]]

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** A common interpretation of "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan". Marianne Faithfull, who recorded the definitive and most famous version, believed it ended with [[spoiler: Lucy being taken to a mental hospital.]]hospital]].



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Peanut butter sandwiches for the king in "Peanut Butter Sandwich," practically to the [[GRatedDrug point of addiction.]]

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Peanut butter sandwiches for the king in "Peanut Butter Sandwich," practically to the [[GRatedDrug point of addiction.]]addiction]].
29th Oct '17 6:02:38 PM dlchen145
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Shel Silverstein (1930-1999) was best known as an author of offbeat children's poetry. He also wrote picture books, songs, song lyrics (most famously "[[Music/JohnnyCash A Boy Named Sue]]", "[[Music/TheIrishRovers The Unicorn]]" and "The Cover of Rolling Stone"), one-act plays and films. Fans of his mainstream work may be rather [[BleachedUnderpants stunned to hear]] that many of his songs are ''very'' adult in tone, and that he personally was a real-life ChickMagnet who lived for several years in the actual [[Magazine/{{Playboy}} Playboy Mansion]]. He died from a heart attack in May 1999 and was buried in a Chicago cemetery.

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Shel Sheldon Allan "Shel" Silverstein (1930-1999) (September 25, 1932 May 10, 1999) was best known as an author of offbeat children's poetry. He also wrote picture books, songs, song lyrics (most famously "[[Music/JohnnyCash A Boy Named Sue]]", "[[Music/TheIrishRovers The Unicorn]]" and "The Cover of Rolling Stone"), one-act plays and films. Fans of his mainstream work may be rather [[BleachedUnderpants stunned to hear]] that many of his songs are ''very'' adult in tone, and that he personally was a real-life ChickMagnet who lived for several years in the actual [[Magazine/{{Playboy}} Playboy Mansion]]. He died from a heart attack in May 1999 and was buried in a Chicago cemetery.
28th Oct '17 9:09:26 PM Az0riusG4m3r
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* MortonsFork: In "Pie Problem", the narrator says they will die whether or not they will eat another piece of pie.

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* MortonsFork: In "Pie Problem", the narrator says they will die whether or not they will eat another piece of pie.Problem".
28th Oct '17 9:06:09 PM Az0riusG4m3r
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* MortonsFork: In "Pie Problem", the narrator says they will die whether or not they will eat another piece of pie.
21st Aug '17 9:42:51 AM bradleya1234
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* PoweredByAForsakenChild: The poem "The Homework" Machine is about a machine that does homework, but it is run by a small child who does some basic math problems wrong.

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* PoweredByAForsakenChild: The poem "The Homework" Machine Homework Machine" is about a machine that does homework, but it is run by a small child who does some basic math problems wrong.
21st Aug '17 9:41:34 AM bradleya1234
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* PoweredByAForesakenChild: The poem "The Homework" Machine is about a machine that does homework, but it is run by a small child who does some basic math problems wrong.

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* PoweredByAForesakenChild: PoweredByAForsakenChild: The poem "The Homework" Machine is about a machine that does homework, but it is run by a small child who does some basic math problems wrong.
21st Aug '17 9:39:17 AM bradleya1234
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* PowereByAForesakenChild: The poem "The Homework" Machine is about a machine that does homework, but it is run by a small child who does some basic math problems wrong.

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* PowereByAForesakenChild: PoweredByAForesakenChild: The poem "The Homework" Machine is about a machine that does homework, but it is run by a small child who does some basic math problems wrong.
21st Aug '17 9:37:50 AM bradleya1234
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* PowereByAForesakenChild: The poem "The Homework" Machine is about a machine that does homework, but it is run by a small child who does some basic math problems wrong.
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