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Ashley asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 7 years ago

What form does the poem The Cat in the Hat have?

Quatrain, free verse, etc...?

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  • 7 years ago
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    The Cat in the Hat and other Dr. Seuss classics remain remarkably fresh reads.

    So what is it that gives these whimsically illustrated tales their multigenerational appeal?

    Kerry Mallan of Australia’s Queensland University of Technology points to the poetic meter Dr. Seuss usually utilized, the name of which — anapaestic tetrameter — sounds like one of his imaginary creatures. This meter, also used by Lord Byron, “has the accented syllable following two unaccented ones,” Mallan noted. “This creates a wonderful galloping rhythm, which is perfect for humor.”

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    http://www.psmag.com/culture-society/dr-seuss-anal...

    The following link will give you a very full,

    and in-depth summary/analysis on the entire poem:-

    http://www.shmoop.com/cat-in-the-hat/analysis.html

    Here is a small example...

    Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

    Setting

    Last Train to SeussvilleDr. Seuss's famous friend Maurice Sendak has this Seuss-setting related advice for us:[Y]ou have entered Seussville, where questions and doubts are left at the door with the...

    Tone

    The ChallengeDr. Seuss lavished this book with care, that's for sure—it's obvious in everything from the smoothly flowing rhymes to the consistently energizing illustrations. Why so deliberate? W...

    Writing Style

    Clearly we have no choice but to read The Cat in the Hat aloud. Go ahead and try these lines on for size:"They are tame. Oh so tame! They have come here to play.They will give you some funOn this w...

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  • 4 years ago

    Cat In The Hat Poem

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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    What form does the poem The Cat in the Hat have?

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    It is a Keatsian curtal sonnet in tercetic tetrameter.

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