Thursday, March 13, 2008


Messy Room

by Shel Silverstein

Whosever room this is should be ashamed!
His underwear is hanging on the lamp.
His raincoat is there in the overstuffed chair,
And the chair is becoming quite mucky and damp.
His workbook is wedged in the window,
His sweater's been thrown on the floor.
His scarf and one ski are beneath the TV,
And his pants have been carelessly hung on the door.
His books are all jammed in the closet,
His vest has been left in the hall.
A lizard named Ed is asleep in his bed,
And his smelly old sock has been stuck to the wall.
Whosever room this is should be ashamed!
Donald or Robert or Willie or--
Huh? You say it's mine? Oh, dear,
I knew it looked familiar!

I picked the poem Messy Room becuase it reminded me of my brother david and how messy his room used to be. Its interesting how it goes in deep detail about the messy room. The title is Messy Room and the poem is about a messy room so it explains its self. The writer used imagery in the poem by saying "Whosever room this is should be ashamed" at the beggining and end of his poem. The writer also forces on the detail of the messy room explaining every last thing in the room. The writers tone at the start was disgusted and at the end of the poem his tone was guilty. The writers tone was disgusted and he explained that by saying in detail what was disgusting in the room.

I found the poem at


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