word in the first line describes the anteater?
do you think the poet chose this word to describe him?
is dad talking to in this poem?
the play on words that make this poem funny.
happened to Mari-Lou in the first verse?
the second verse and describe Mari-Lou’s feelings.
was Mari-Lou’s mother feeling in the third verse?
what takes place in the last verse.
the swing is a metaphor for life, then what could the ropes snapping represent?
did the boy think his father gave him a dollar?
did he do with his dollar?
does the boy keep trading what he has?
4. Is the
father really too proud of his son to speak? How does dad really feel?
at the numbers in this poem. How are they significant; how does the
poet use the numbers?