The Ways of Shel Silverstein of Being a Poet

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Shel Silverstein was a poet known for his innovative poems that made an advancement in poems. (2) Silverstein was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 25, 1930 and he died in Key West, Florida on May 10 1999. (2) Silverstein served in the U.S. Army in 1950 and got deployed to Korea and Japan then he became a very popular poet. (1)Silverstein made children learn a lot about logic where they are now able to use as an adult. Silverstein was a didactic kind of man. He was this way because he had an unique style to his writing. This style made people and children have to think and educate themselves on the words and the theme of his poems. (2)Although Silverstein was a popular poet, he spent some time drawing cartoons at playboys. Silverstein has been improving children’s minds and is still. First of all, Shel Silverstein was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 25, 1930(3 pg.2). “He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1950 and served in Korea and Japan(2).” After, the Army he decided to draw cartoons for magazines. After that he was on the high-point of Playboy’s career and his cartoons appeared in every issue from 1957 through the mid-1970s(2). He became interested in musical arts then he wrote albums and songs named “A Boy Named Sue”, “So Good to So Bad”, and much others (3 pg.2-3). Silverstein continue his career with music but then he started writing child books and he won many awards for his books(3 pg.1-4). In conclusion Silverstein died on May 10, 1999, from a heart attack in Key West, Florida(2). Silverstein is a very diverse person in all the works he does. Silverstein has done many things with his like such as being poet, musician, and a cartoonist is a handful and on top of that being one of the best winning aw... ... middle of paper ... ...ds including a Grammy for his song writing(1). In fact, Silverstein is a very different kind of writer and poet because he has so many styles which help him to connect with his readers during the poem which has made him really respond with his audience. In the Giving Tree he made it feel like that he was a child and was growing up like every child does and him having a relationship with friend/tree which would help him out time to time. “There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, So just give me a happy middle And a very happy start(4).” Works Cited http://www.biography.com/people/shel-silverstein-9483912 (1) http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/104 (2) http://www.shelsilverstein.com/ (3) http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/435477.Shel_Silverstein (4) http://allpoetry.com/poem/8538991-The-Giving-Tree-by-Shel-Silverstein(5)
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