Tag Archives: Dora the Explorer

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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Swim, Boots, Swim!

Swim, Boots, Swim! –Dora the Explorer, book title The Greek figure, or rhetorical device, is epanalepsis, as you can see by the tell-tale repeat of the word swim on the front end and the tail end of the title. Are … Continue reading

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