Who Is Sheldon Allan Silverstein's Poetry?

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Sheldon Allan Silverstein took his first step of his life of poetry when he joined the army and if he did not go he would not be anything today (“Welcome to Shel Silverstein.”, 2013). Usually, when you go to the army to defend your country you just do that. Somehow, Sheldon defended the country and became a distinguished poet. The poem, he wrote that he receive much nobility was “Pacific Stars and Stripes” (, 2014). He gained a great deal of recognition over other poets that he was a excellent poet after he wrote the poem. Another famous poem, he wrote was “How Many, How Much” he gained great deal of recognition for that too. Consequently, if he never departed to the army and wrote “Pacific Stars and Stripes” might have never been…show more content…
However, when you are feeling crummy about yourself, then there is a ideal poem for you. The poem is “how many how much. The person who wrote the poem is Sheldon silverstein. The audience for the poem is someone who is feeling down or children who are learning about life. Sheldon uses his great writing ability when he used rhythm in his poetry. In matter of fact,“How Much, How Many”, is a perfect example. The poem has such a rhythm because it flows from how many to what happens. It is like Newton’s First Law of Motion, for every action there is a reaction. In the poem the how many are the actions, and the depends are the reactionaries. His style of many of his poems were all about rhythm. Sheldon Silverstein was a man of many talents. He wrote books, children’s stories, music, cartoons, and he was very good at putting symbolism in his poetry. He was a master of using symbols to make his points. The poem “How Many, How Much” is one symbol after another. The “Giving Tree” definitely was a book that used symbolism. His music and cartoons had symbols. There were many hidden meanings in all of his works of the relationships of life. Many of Sheldon’s books, poems, and music were very controversial (“Welcome to Shel Silverstein.”, 2013). He was a master of using symbols to give the reader an insight into a way to look at something another
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