Analysis Of Where The Sidewalk Ends By Shel Silverstein

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Most people work too hard and forget how to enjoy life. People should strive for better careers and goals but they should also reward their self. “Where the Sidewalk Ends” was written by Shel Silverstein explains that people should learn to enjoy life like the children. The title is a poem and also serves as the title to a collection of poems. The poem was published in 1974 and is composed into three stanzas. The poem is free verse and told in first person with no special meter or pattern. The enjambment of the poem is read in a slow pace presenting a tone of the author’s feelings about life. Silverstein used binary language to compare adults and children. The author encourages people to observe their emotions and choices they make in life.