Hector the Collector

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Hector the Collector is a poem by Shel Silverstein which was published in Where the Sidewalk Ends. Its opening lines are:[1]

The poem is suitable for young children learning to read. It repeats consonant sounds as a form of alliteration.[2]


  1. ^ Shel Silverstein, Fiction and poetry texts 
  2. ^ Robert Anderson (1993), Elements of literature, 1, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston