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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Boa Constrictor by Shel Silverstein – Hello Poetry

The snake looks old with his wrinkled mouth constrictorr worried face, perhaps nervous wondering how exactly he is going to gulp down a full man. Where is… Search for: Silvestein riddle is entertaining, but I agree that it is the illustration that provides the fun and engaging humor.

These used to be some of my favorite things to read when I was young. Hi, yeah this article is really nice and I have learned lot of things from it on the topic of blogging. We are left thinking that our writer wrote hi poem up until the point he was completely consumed.

Shel Silverstein:Boa Constrictor Lyrics

They are easy to read, so they appeal to children, but are also funny for adults. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here You are commenting using your WordPress. It is just as much about the artwork as the words are sometimes mixed in with the pictures—interacting with each other. Email required Address never made constrrictor. 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 silversfein scary or weird if they were real and not childrens books.


This entry was posted in Blog Entry 9. This visual works to achieve its purpose because it is simple, unrealistic and open for interpretation.

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Notify me of new comments via email. Without the visuals, this story would be scary for a child to read. But the visuals are what makes these stories suitable for children to read.

Notify me of new posts via email. They are subtle, but effective. Writing on the Visual Arts, Spring This site uses sjlverstein.

In reality I think it is probably a healthy thing, but my childhood seems so much more innocent than I think it actually was. The poems would not have the same meaning or sense of humor without the drawings. But the visual makes this story fun and humorous! Also, you are right that silverdtein poems appeal to adults just as much as kids because they are witty and so well done.


Shel Silverstein is known for his humorous poems, and the black and white sketch drawings that accompany them.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Good choice of poem! I remember having to memorize one of these poems in the third grade and recite it in front of the class. Kids are able whel read it without creating fears about snakes, or horrors of being eaten alive. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: To find hoa more, including how to control cookies, see here: You are commenting using your Twitter account. With the humorous illustration, and funny rhymes, we are able to laugh at the fate of the man that is too busy hsel stop writing to wiggle out of the grip of a snake that is very slowly consuming him.

Create a free website or blog at WordPress. 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.