Where The Sidewalk Ends By Shel Silverstein

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Have you ever thought about the future? Or have you waited for something to happen that seemed really distant? Well other people have! In the poem, "Where the Sidewalk Ends" by Shel Silverstein, the narrator talks about the place where the sidewalk ends, a metaphor which means the end of life, and the end of the sidewalk is described as beautiful. In the novel, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink is a boy who received a box from his dad after he died, he spends months looking for four specific keys until he eventually finds them and sees the contents of the box. Therefore, “Where the Sidewalk Ends” and Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life both use descriptive language to express their points of the rewards of hard work being the meaning of life. …show more content…

According to the text, “Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black”(Silverstein lines 8-9). Also, “And there the moon-bird rests from his flight to cool in the peppermint wind”(Silverstein lines 3-5). These quotes show how descriptive language helps express the theme of the rewards of hard work being the meaning of life. When the poem says to leave the place where the smoke blows black, it symbolizes the hardships of life. Also, the moon-bird symbolizes that leaving that place is difficult work but when you do, you will be

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