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How many different feet

Back feet Front feet Feet, feet, feet.  How many different feet you meet! –Dr. Seuss, The Foot Book The Greek figures, or rhetorical devices, used is antistrophe/epistrophe/epiphora, as in the repetition of the last word (feet) in successive clauses, or thoughts; epizeuxis for … Continue reading

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Left foot left foot

Left foot  Left foot Right foot Right –Dr. Seuss, The Foot Book The Greek figures, or rhetorical devices, used is palilogia, as in the repeating of the phrase left foot; epanalepsis used with the right foot right where the first … Continue reading

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The Foot Book

The Foot Book –Dr. Seuss, book title The Greek figure, or rhetorical device, is assonance, due to the foot and the book having the same vowel sound and being right next to each other “like a rhyme.” Are there more of … Continue reading

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Feet in the day

Feet in the day. Feet in the night. –Dr. Seuss, The Foot Book The Greek figures, or rhetorical devices, used is anaphora, as in the repetition of the first word in successive clauses, or thoughts; and isocolon for the repetition of … Continue reading

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Let’s check

… Maybe there’s something in Backpack to help us see when the sun is too bright. Let’s check. … –Dora the Explorer in Swim, Boots, Swim! The Greek figure, or rhetorical device, used is assonance, as the e in let’s … Continue reading

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Good strong kicks

Now she’s showing him how to kick his legs. Good strong kicks, Boots! –Dora the Explorer in Swim, Boots, Swim! The Greek figure, or rhetorical device, used is polyptoton, as kick and kicks are the same word in a different … Continue reading

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Let’s swim!

It’s time to jump in the water. Let’s swim! ¡Vamos a nadar! –Dora the Explorer in Swim, Boots, Swim! The Greek figure, or rhetorical device, used is commoratio, as jump in the water and swim are synonymous.  So is ¡Vamos a … Continue reading

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Mariana the Mermaid

We made it to the ocean! And there’s Mariana the Mermaid waiting for us. –Dora the Explorer in Swim, Boots, Swim! The Greek figure, or rhetorical device, used is paroemion, as you can tell by repetition of the M. Are … Continue reading

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Flying Fish flying fish flying fish

We found the Flying Fish Bridge. Whoa, look at all those flying fish! What colors of flying fish do you see? Say them with me. Orange! Blue! Green! Purple! ¡Anaranjado! ¡Azul! ¡Verde! ¡Morado! –Dora the Explorer in Swim, Boots, Swim! The Greek … Continue reading

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Swimming is easy

And, swimming is easy once you know how to do it. –Dora the Explorer in Swim, Boots, Swim! The Greek figure, or rhetorical device, is petitio principii, as you can tell by the repeated thought of easy and you know … Continue reading

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