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Horton Hears a Cleri-hew?

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A writer, cartoonist from Massachusetts

He wrote about cats and red fish, blue fish

His Pop had dreams of him being a doctor

But he dreamed of “loraxes”, giggles and laughter

 

He had bunches of hunches, he thought and he thunk

Ate green eggs for breakfast and some other junk

The “sneetches” of Google, Wikipedia.org

Say his goal was to make literacy never a bore!

 

 

Gayle has introduced us to a “clerihew” which uses couplets and humour to present a biographical topic. She explains it much better than I can, so head on over to dVerse. I may have broken a rule by not mentioning the late Theodore Seuss Geisel or as we fondly know him, Dr. Seuss.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Seuss

 

 

 

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19 responses »

  1. Dr Seuss – The king of rhymes

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  2. You did an excellent job with this. I can’t wait for De to read it; she will go nuts.

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  3. Ohhh. Lovely piece, Mish! I enjoyed reading it. 🙂

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  4. Wonderful tribute to the king of rhyme.

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  5. Horton is my favorite!

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  6. Lovely offering Mish. So Horton is given prominence, well deserving!

    Hank

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  7. Yes, yes… the perfect meter and rhyme of that man… never grew up with him, but we had a swedish one named Lennart Hellsing who had similar crazy rhymes,,,

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  8. Dr. Seuss is a perfect subject for a clerihew, and you did brilliantly!

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  9. I love all things Dr. Seuss! This is really fun, Mish, and yes, you realized that you didn’t mention his name in the first line but I love it anyway!

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  10. Oh, wonderful and wonderful again!

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  11. Outstanding, Mish. A nice Geisel reprisal!

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  12. Wonderful choice of a character who just lends himself to this form. I think he would approve.

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  13. You’ve come a long way in not making literacy a bore! I felt so deliciously at home in it!

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  14. What an honorific poem to Dr Zeuss! Apparently, he did put a great deal of work into his writings, in order to engage children.

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  15. Wow, superb. A great compliment in many ways.

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  16. Oh I am truly laughing at loud! You had me at the title, having read the Horton Catches a Who book many times to my grandkids! 🙂 GREAT take on the prompt….LOVE IT! 🙂

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  17. Reblogged this on NANMYKEL.COM and commented:
    It’s a hoot!

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