Bear In There by Shel SilversteinThere's a Polar Bear
In our Frigidaire--
He likes it 'cause it's cold in there.
With his seat in the meat
And his face in the fish
And his big hairy paws
In the buttery dish,
He's nibbling the noodles,
He's munching the rice,
He's slurping the soda,
He's licking the ice.
And he lets out a roar
If you open the door.
And it gives me a scare
To know he's in there--
That Polary Bear
In our Fridgitydaire.
POL Poem



What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore—
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over—
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

What happens to a dream deferred?
This is showing the emotion in the poem that it is about broken dreams
The words dream, deferred, and explode should be emphasized because they explain the poem

if it didn’t pop out fat
as an apple-cheeked peasant bride.
Uses this as imagery to explain apple-cheeked peasant bride as the bread as it comes out and that if the rye did not come out the right way, Pumpernickel would not be happy

the hard oily flesh breaks open like a poem
pulling out of its own stubborn complexity
uses simile to better detail the poem and to explain and paint a picture of the bread when it comes out

apple-cheeked peasant bride.
Uses cool, vivid words to explain the look and the imagery of the bread

We Real Cool

We real cool. We
Left school. We
Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We
Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We
Jazz June. We
Die soon.

What I notice in we real cool are a couple of kids who left school and lived their lives but did not make in the real wolrd