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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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First things first

First things first. –Steven R. Covey The Greek figure and/or rhetorical device is antistasis, as the first first and the second first have different meanings, purposefully; and epanalepsis, for having the first word be, also, the last word in the … Continue reading

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Fruit flies like

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana. -Groucho Marx The Greek figures and/or rhetorical devices used are antistasis where you repeat, but switch the meaning of a word and isocolon where you match the rhythm of the … Continue reading

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Respect of those you respect

“The respect of those you respect is worth more than the applause of the multitude.” -Author Arnold Glasow quoted in TheWallStreetJournal.com and captured from The Week (TheWeek.com)

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