© 2015 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Cremation of Sam McGee

The Cremation of Sam McGee

by Robert Service
 Table of Contents

The Cremation of Sam McGee Friendship Quotes

How we cite our quotes:

Quote #1

And I looked at it, and I thought a bit, and I looked at my frozen chum; (line 43)


So, this is sort of about friendship, but we think it takes a pretty dark, ironic look at it. The phrase "frozen chum" is actual kind of funny – he sounds more like a popsicle than a buddy. This poem definitely has something to say about the importance of friendship, but it never gets sappy about it. This biting humor has a lot to do with making the poem fun to read.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement
Noodle's College Search
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement