Dr. Seuss's Poems: Lesson for Kids


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What kind of children's stories did Dr. Seuss usually write?

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Which type of poetic device is included in this stanza from 'Horton Hatches the Egg'?

I meant what I said

And I said what I meant….

An elephant's faithful

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Which phrase is repeated for emphasis in this stanza from 'Oh The Places You'll Go'?

But on you will go

though the weather be foul,

On you will go

though your enemies prowl.

On you will go

though the Hakken-Kraks howl.

Onward up many

a frightening creek,

though your arms may get sore

and your sneakers may leak.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the kinds of works Dr. Seuss wrote, how he made his poems and how he used words over and over in many of them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions include:

  • Which words Dr. Seuss repeats in Oh, the Places You'll Go
  • Examples of morals in his stories
  • End rhymes in Oh, the Places You'll Go

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - understand what you have read about the kind of writing Dr. Seuss did
  • Information recall - remember what you read about morals in his works
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to choose a poetic device Dr. Seuss uses in Horton Hatches the Egg

Additional Learning

Study Dr. Seuss's Poems: Lesson for Kids to learn more. When you finish, you should be able to:

  • Tell Dr. Seuss's real name
  • Remember how old he was when he died
  • Tell how many children he had