Smart Poem Rhyme Scheme and Analysis


My dad gave me one dollar billA
'Cause I'm his smartest sonB
And I swapped it for two shiny quartersC
'Cause two is more then oneB
And then I took the quartersC
And traded them to LouD
For three dimes I guess he didn't knowE
That three is more than twoD
Just then along came old blind BatesF
And just 'cause he can't seeG
He gave me four nickels for my three dimesH
And four is more than threeG
And I took the nickels to Hiram CoombsI
Down at the seed feed storeJ
And the fool gave me five pennies for themK
And five is more than fourJ
And I went and showed my dadL
And he got red in the cheeksM
And closed his eyes and shook his headN
Too proud of me to speakO

Shel Silverstein


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  • Traducción Española: Inteligente Poema
  • Deutsche Übersetzung: Clever Gedicht
  • Traduction française: Intelligent Poeme

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    Carol timsina : he is not smart because he traded on less than dollar bill. 2 quarters is less than a dollar bill. 3 dimes are less than 2 quarters. 4 nickels are less than 3 dimes. 5 penny is less than 4 nickels.

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