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No Difference; By: Shel Silverstein

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Caitie Jussen

on 20 February 2014

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Transcript of No Difference; By: Shel Silverstein

Small as a peanut, (A)
Big as a giant, (B)
We're all the same size (C)
When we turn off the light. (D)

Rich as a sultan, (E)
Poor as a mite, (D)
We're all worth the same (F)
When we turn off the light. (D)

Red, black or orange, (G)
Yellow or white, (D)
We all look the same (F)
When we turn off the light. (D)

So maybe the way (H)
To make everything right (D)
Is for God to just reach out (I)
And turn off the light! (D)

About the author : Shel Silverstein
Born: September 25, 1930
Died: May 10, 1999
He had 2 children, a son & a daughter
-Shoshanna Jordan Hastings -born June 30, 1970-April 24, 1982
-Matthew -born November 10, 1983
Notable works:
-"The Giving Tree" (1965)
-"A Boy Named Sue" (1969)
-"Where the Sidewalk Ends" (1974)

Work cited :

Silverstein, Shel. Where the Sidewalk Ends. New York: HarperCollins, 2005. Print.
No Difference; By: Shel Silverstein
} Age 68
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Theme: The theme of this poem is that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Everybody is the same when the lights are off.

Speaker: This poem doesn't have a particular speaker. I guess it could be from the author's point of view, but there are no clues as to whether Shel is the speaker.

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