The Homework Machine Poem by Shel Silverstein

The Homework Machine

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The Homework Machine,
Oh, the Homework Machine,
Most perfect
contraption that's ever been seen.
Just put in your homework, then drop in a dime,
Snap on the switch, and in ten seconds' time,
Your homework comes out, quick and clean as can be.
Here it is— 'nine plus four?' and the answer is 'three.'
Three?
Oh me . . .
I guess it's not as perfect
As I thought it would be.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: homework
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
ahahah 01 January 2018

i hate t5hisssss s s s s s

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Y do? 16 April 2018

Why do you hate this?

3 1
uganda knuckles 07 March 2019

i'm about to read this in front of my class wish me luck bruddas

18 6 Reply
yes 01 March 2021

how was it lol, its been 2 years

4 1
ugndgndgndng 12 January 2022

ur mum

1 3
Suryendu Chaudhury 16 October 2020

Such an excellent read. Humour and irony are the two pillars of the poem.

1 2 Reply
: (: ( 23 April 2020

For school I have to find the deep theme of this poem.

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A awesomely cool poet 21 April 2020

I LOVE DIS POEM LIKE 9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999

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Person 21 April 2020

The Homework Machine, Oh, the Homework Machine, Most perfect contraption that's ever been seen. Just put in your homework, then drop in a dime, Snap on the switch, and in ten seconds' time, Your homework comes out, quick and clean as can be. Here it is— 'nine plus four? ' and the answer is 'three.' Three? Oh me... I guess it's not as perfect As I thought it would be. Shel Silverstein

1 9 Reply
Dr Antony Theodore 07 April 2019

Just put in your homework, then drop in a dime, Snap on the switch, and in ten seconds' time, Your homework comes out, quick and clean as can be... this poem makes me smile. tony

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