Alliteration Poems By Shel Silverstein
Shel Silverstein was known to have written innumerable poems during his writing career. Many of poems written by Shel Silverstein contain alliteration. This is nothing but repetition of sounds of a consonant in a single sentence. In fact, alliteration poems by Shel Silverstein are used in the US to teach young children the sounds of words. Various assignments are given to students to understand the meaning of and use of alliteration.
Three poems written by Shel Silverstein are a good example of alliteration. These poems are Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic and Falling Up. The alliteration in these poems is confined mostly to word pairs.
Here is one of the alliteration poems by Shel Silverstein:
Where the Sidewalk Ends
There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.
Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
And the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And watch where the chalk-white arrows go
To the place where the sidewalk ends.
Yes we'll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And we'll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know
The place where the sidewalk ends.
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