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Hop on Pop
Hop on Pop
by Dr. Seuss

A Notey Note on Characters

Character Analysis

If there’s one thing Hop on Pop lacks, it’s a plot. If there are two things it lacks, the second would be typical character roles like protagonist, antagonist, and the like.

Oh, there are characters in there, but they don’t large stories to tell. That means we have no cats in hats to discuss nor Loraxes or Sneetches or Yertles with turtley minions. We even lack the Seuss standard of a nameless boy who connects the craziness together by his presences, such as in One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.

We’re sad this poem doesn’t have its Sam-I-Am—what poem couldn’t you say that about though? — but that doesn’t mean we have no characters to talk about. They’re in there and so are their stories. The stories are just bite-size, getting told quickly before it’s on to the next bite-sized bit. As a result, these character analyses have been made bite-size to match.

By the way, some of these characters don’t have proper names, so we’ve had to create our own. We hope you can roll with it.

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