Commonplace Entry #7

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” -Dr. Seuss

I chose this because as a young reader, I enjoyed reading Dr. Seuss books. Although, I may not have really understood the quote at the time it did have a positive effect on me. I looked at my circle of people who surrounded me and I thought about who really mattered to me. Now, taking this class, I was able to understand why it had such an effect on me. This quote is a good example of an antimetabole, where items in the sentence are repeated in reverse order. This scheme offers the readers and writers to capture a meaning in a memorable form.

One thought on “Commonplace Entry #7

  1. I too have revisited Dr. Seuss as an “grown-up” and I find so much of what he wrote applicable to both children and adults. I think it takes a really great writer to be able to transcend generations like that.

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