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Compare And Contrast Mr. Frank And Mr. Van Daan

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Victoria GonzalezMs. Rachid and Ms. ArteagaReading 8-114 October 2014"The Gnome, The Gnat and The Gnu " by Shel SilversteinShel Silverstein, born September 25 1930, started writing poems when he was twelve years old. He started writing poems because he had no athletic ability and couldn't play with other boys so he kept himself entertained by writing funny poems. He began developing his own technique to write poems because he had no one to mimic since he did not know the style of any famous poets. Silverstein was in the military and in his time there he worked making cartoons for Pacific-based military publications called "Pacific Stars and Stripes" . He later worked for other magazines as a cartoonist and then ...view middle of the document...

I believe the speaker of this poem is a boy, because he doesn't speak right and he doesn't spell words right.The Gnome, The Gnat and The GnuI saw an ol' gnomeTake a gknock at a gnatWho was gnibbling the gnose of his gnu.I said, "Gnasty gnome, Gnow, stop doing that.That gnat ain't done gnothint to you."He gnodded his gnarled ol' head and said,"'Til gnow I gnever gnewThat gknocking a gnatIn the gnoodle like thatWas gnot a gnice thing to do."From: Falling Up by Shel Silverstein, pg 71.I found that this poem has three poetic devices:Alliteration:Stanza one, line two, "Take a gknock at a gnat"stanza one, line three, "Who was gnibbling the gnose of his gnu."Stanza two, line eight, "'Til gnow I gnever gnew"Rhyme:I saw an ol' gnome (A)Take a gknock at a gnat (B)Who was gnibbling the gnose of his gnu. (C)I said, "Gnasty gnome, (A) Gnow, stop doing that. (B)That gnat ain't done gnothint to you." (C)He gnodded his gnarled ol' head and said, (D)"'Til gnow I gnever gnew (C)That gknocking a gnat (B)In the gnoodle like that (B)Was gnot a gnice thing to do." (C)Imagery:Stanza one, line one, "I saw an ol' gnome" (sight)Stanza two, line one "He gnodded his gnarled ol' head and said" (hear)Work Cited:"Biography." Weber.edu. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Oct. 2014. <http%3A%2F%2Ffaculty.weber.edu%2Fchansen%2Fhumanweb%2Fprojects%2FMeghanUng%2Fbiography.htm>.http://faculty.weber.edu/chansen/humanweb/projects/MeghanUng/biography.htmSilverstein, Shel. Falling up. New York: HarperCollins, 1996. Print.Macuare, Salome G., G. Poetry Analisation. 15 Oct. 2014. Raw data. Venezuela, Valencia.

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