What Fenny Said To Red Riding Hood Analysis

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Analysis of “What Bugs Bunny Said to Red Riding Hood”
“Little Red Riding Hood” is one of the most beloved and most revised folk tale throughout history. Tim Seibles’s “What Bugs Bunny Said to Red Riding Hood” took this timeless story and turned it into a humorous, parodic poem. Despite the fact that the text was written as a poem, it demonstrates rules of folklore and contains aspects of the original “Little Red Riding Hood”.
With “What Bugs Bunny Said to Red Riding Hood” written in poem format, there were features that Tim Seibles was able to add that the original “Little Red Riding Hood” didn’t have. By reading the poem, you can deduct that it is meant to be a monologue for Bugs Bunny. It is shown in this sentence that Bugs Bunny is holding
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“Say, good lookin, what brings you out thisway amongst the fanged and fluffy? Grandma, huh? Some ol bag too lazy to pick up a pot, too feeble to flip a flapjack- and you all dolled up like a fire engine to cruise these woods?” (What Bugs Bunny Said to Red Riding Hood) The context clue “dolled up like a fire engine” indicates that she’s wearing something red since the American media tends to color fire trucks red. “Grandma, huh?” indicates that she’s going to her grandmother’s house. In most versions of “Little Red Riding Hood”, Red goes off to her sick grandmother and wears a red hood. The fact that Red doesn’t respond back to Bugs while he’s still talking indicates the fact that it’s a monologue. Another feature in the poem is the language used. While reading the original “Little Red Riding Hood”, you can tell that the language used in the text is meant for children. In Seibles’ poem, he uses a language to give a humorous appeal to an older audience. “Friendly? You want friendly you better try Detroit.” In context with the poem, Bugs is saying that the city of Detroit is friendlier than the woods. It is very ironic because Detroit is regarded as one of the meanest cities in the United States. Children within the ages of 4 to 8 won’t be able to
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