Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Oh, the Places You'll Go! Writing Style
Reality-Based, Good-Natured Ribbing (in Rhyme)
Dr. Seuss isn't one to pull punches. He's taking us on an entire life's journey here, and he knows we'll zero in on anything overly idealistic.
Still, his realism is full of hope and enthusiasm. He never gets Eeyoreish on us. When he brings us down to life's lows, his gentle rhymes help soften the blow.
And when he raises us up to the highest heights, he fills us with CAPITALIZED JOY ("KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!" ) and tongue n' cheek humor ("98 and ¾ percent guaranteed" ) so we never get too big for our britches. Is it any wonder that, despite never having children of his own, Seuss feels like everyone's father?
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