Examples of Poetic Devices Magic By Shel Silverstein Sandra’s seen a leprechaun, Eddie touched a troll Laurie danced with witches once, Charlie found some goblins’ gold. Donald heard a mermaid sing, Susyspied an elf, But all the magic I have known I’ve had to make myself.
Listen to the Mustn’ts Listen to the MUSTN’TS, child, Listen to the DON’TS Listen to the SHOULDN’TS The IMPOSSIBLES, the WON’TS Listen to the NEVER HAVES Then listen close to me – Anything can happen, child ANYTHING can be.
Sky Seasoning A piece of sky Broke off and fell Through the crack in the ceiling Right into my soup, KERPLOP! I really must state That I usually hate Lentil soup, but I ate Every drop! Delicious delicious (A bit like plaster), But so delicious, goodness sake – I could have eaten a lentil-soup lake. It’s amazing the difference A bit of sky can make.