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"Falling Up" By: Shel Silversteen

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Sydney Sorbet

on 17 January 2014

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Transcript of "Falling Up" By: Shel Silversteen

"Falling Up" By: Shel Silverstein
"Falling Up"
I tripped on my shoelace
And I fell up-
Up to the rooftops,
Up over the town,
Up past the tree tops,
Up over the mountains,
Up where the colors
Blend into the sounds.
But it got me so dizzy
When I look around,
I got sick to my stomach
And I threw down.

The figurative language of "Falling Up"
I tripped on my shoelace
And I fell up-
Up to the rooftops,
Up over the town,
Up past the tree tops,
Up over the mountains,
Up where the colors
Blend into the sounds.
But it got me so dizzy
When I look around,
I got sick to my stomach
And I threw down.
RACE
What does this poem mean?
To me the poem "Falling Up" has many different meanings. It is a very creative poem. Basically a little boy is walking down the street and he tripped on his shoe lase. Normally if you trip you fall down but instead the little boy fell up - or started to fly. He first flew over the houses that were near him. Then over the town that he lived in. Over the highest trees and the tallest mountains. Finally, the boy is in space. In space the colors blend into sounds because in space you can hear no sound. Once the boy is in space he gets a little dizzy and looked around and the boy got sick to his stomach and threw down - or threw up. This is my interpretation of what the pem "Falling Up" means.
Why is "Falling Up" my favorite poem?
"Falling Up" is my favorite poem because I grew up with it. We had the "Falling Up" book and I always would take it and look at the pictures and at some point actually read it (even though Shel Silverstein's picture scared me a little.) I think that his poems are very creative and funny. He is a talented poet. This is why "Falling Up" is my favorite poem.
By:
Sydney Sorbet
Idiom
Repetition
alliteration
http://www.shelsilverstein.com/books/falling/
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