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Fox in Socks

Fox in Socks


by Dr. Seuss

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Fox in Socks Language and Communication Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Stanza.Line)

Quote #1

Socks on Knox
and Knox in box. (4.1-2)

Notice how the book doesn't start by going off the rails on a crazy train. That'd be no fun and just plain intimidating. Instead, it starts off slow and simple to prime the reader for what's to come.

Quote #2

Let's do tricks with
bricks and blocks, sir.
Let's do tricks with
chicks and clocks, sir. (7.3-6)

The first of many challenging lines to come. The words also bring to the reader's attention the idea that these tricky sentences are word "tricks"—i.e., feats of awesome to be performed for enjoyment.

Quote #3

Well then…
bring your mouth this way.
I'll find it something
it can say. (37.1-4)

Knox's mouth stands in for the character in this sentence, once again pointing to the importance of language in Fox in Socks.

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