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Fox in Socks

Fox in Socks


by Dr. Seuss

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Fox in Socks Analysis

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory


Don't get too excited. Language Land doesn't really exist. If it did, we imagine it would be like Disneyland, except that everything would be made of letters and all the rides would be language the...


The tone that Dr. Seuss goes for in Fox in Socks is off-the-charts fun and crazy. And he totally succeeds. Rhyme and reason—reason at any rate—have no place. Is there any reason "Slow Joe Crow...

Writing Style

The trouble with trochees is that they keep multiplying. Or is that tribbles?Anyway, a book like Fox in Socks is all about reading it aloud. You can't just think the words with this one; you have t...

What's Up With the Title?

Pretty simple stuff here: Fox in Socks. Fox narrates most of the book's tongue-tangling games and he's the star, so he gets top billing. Plus, he wears adorable blue socks, so why wouldn't you want...

What's Up With the Epigraph?

Take it slowly. This book is dangerous!That's a rather ominous way to start a children's book. Was Seuss going for a Dante Alighieri vibe? To be fair though, it's good advice. Fox in Socks is a tri...

What's Up With the Ending?

If the title isn't a dead giveaway, Fox and his rocking socks get all the love in Fox in Socks. But that doesn't mean Knox can't sparkle, too. In fact, Knox gets his moment in the sun right at the...


Dr. Seuss graduated from Dartmouth College in 1925. How does a university honor one of its greatest alumni? Put his name on a bench? Maybe name a building after him? Oh, no, they name their entire...

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