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Monday, April 27, 2015

X's

Dr. Seuss is famous for his "X" creations. His ability to appeal to a xenophile (one attracted to foreign things) and his lessons for those with Xenophobia (fear or maybe even hatred of strangers or of anything that is foreign to them) are apparent in all of his creations. However, one of my favorite examples comes from If I Ran The Zoo:

And when I've caught him,
Then the next thing you know
I'll go and I'll capture
A wild Tick-Tack-Toe,
With X's that win
And with Zeros that lose.
He'll look mighty good
In this Zoo of McGrew's.

18 comments:

holli said...

How cool is this! You're able to combine both X and Z with this post. That Dr Seuss- such a wise man.

Karen Mortensen said...

Good one for x.

Michael G D'Agostino said...

I've never heard of that one. Is the whole book a lesson on Xenophobia?

Sylvia Ney said...

Michael - so many of his works could be a lesson on xenophobia, but this one seems particularly cued to that purpose.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Great post. That's cute. (smile)

nashvillecats2 said...

Great choice for X, never an easy letter.

Yvonne.

Suzy Turner said...

I'm not very familiar with Dr. Seuss apart from The Grinch and the Cat in the Hat (??) but this is very cool that you've managed to find such an interesting topic for X. It wasn't easy!!

SweetBraveHeart said...

Hi there Sylvia! Thanks for this, i just learned new terms! Thanks too for dropping by my page! All the best all the last 2 posts!

Kristine | lovatakestyne | A to Z Challenge

Chrys Fey said...

Dr. Seuss was an incredibly smart and talented man. Where would we be without him?

Anne Marie Schlueter said...

If you can create an X character, you're amazing.

i b arora said...

but sometimes zeros manage to win

Strayer said...

Nice!

Loulymar said...

Wonderful post! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier (The BOMB). I'm glad I found yours--now I'll have to do some back reading! I love Dr. Seuss.~Mary Lou

Greenpatches said...

That's such an original choice. I do love the Dr Seuss books. I remember they got one of my brothers reading when all the boring school reading schemes failed. Enjoyed introducing The Cat in the Hat and co to my own children as well.

Fee said...

Another great post! I can't believe that tomorrow's the penultimate day - where did the time go?

Fee | Wee White Hoose
Scottish Mythology and Folklore A-Z

judi said...

Hi Sylvia, Thanks for stopping by my blog on the A-Z Challenge - My boys loved reading Dr. Suess and I love your theme - will have to go back and check out your earlier posts -http://50andfabulousblog.blogspot.com

Rachel W. said...

Dr. Seuss!!! Ah, my childhood. What a great idea for a theme!

Idea-ist said...

Love this! Dr Seuss hid a lot of common sense inside of his nonsense!

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