Dr. Seuss: A Successful Poet

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Theodor Seuss Geisel better known as Dr. Seuss was one of the most famous poets of his time. He was a man born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts. He went to Dartmouth College where he did do some writing but nothing like he would be doing in the upcoming years of his life. The son of a German immigrant who ran a brewery until the arrival of Prohibition. He was married twice but childless, Seuss had not started out to be a children 's book innovator. He later commented that his father was on track to become company president until certain conditions forced him to switch his career and become administrator of parks. This helped teach an early pessimism in the future Dr. Seuss, while his frequent trips to the zoo afterwards helped to stimulate his luxuriant imagination. There are people who criticize Dr. Seuss and ask the question of was Dr. Seuss a successful poet? (“Dr. Seuss”)
Dr. Seuss’s childhood consisted of him going to the zoo with his father who was the superintendent at the zoo. This is where Dr. Seuss practiced most of his drawing as a child. This
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Seuss can be considered a successful poet. For one he wrote over fifty books and sold millions of copies of each of his books. His books were extremely famous amongst both children and adults. His most famous works include The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who, and The Lorax. Although these books are amongst some of his most famous and popular works, his most famous book was Green Eggs and Ham. This famous Dr. Seuss book sold over eight million copies making it not only his most famous book but also one of the most famous children’s books in the world. (“The Weird”) Green Eggs and Ham is one of Dr. Seuss’s books that included a few literary elements. One literary element in Green Eggs and Ham is rhyme scheme. An example includes “I do not like them In a house. I do not like them With a mouse. I do not like them Here or there. I do not like them

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