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Author Theodor Seuss Geisel created a writing style that has metamorphosed into its own separate category of unique vivacity coupled with a manipulation of everyday words and names to achieve rhymes or desired beats per line The verse style found throughout most of Seusss work was the anapestic tetrameter Fenkl 2002 This style involved using words consisting of two short syllables followed by one long syllable or using words consisting of two unstressed syllables followed by one stressed syllable The verses were then compiled into groupings of four lines Along with this metric method Seuss also utilized italics full capitalization different colored words and different sized letters to steer the reader down the paths of his books Dr Seusss contributions stemmed beyond the creation of colorful words to beneficiating the illiterate In response to a published article in Life Magazine in May of 1954 concerning the illiteracy among school children Dr Seuss created a book using 220 words that were important to a young childs vocabulary The Cat in the Hat went on to instant success and its beloved character is now the trademark of all Dr Seusss books Bedno 2002 However Seusss trademark fuzzy animals and weird shapes began earlier when the Yuzz-a-ma-Tuzz animal was created for On Beyond Zebra Northern State University 2002 Unsigned cartoons by Seuss would never be mistaken as his drawings were always filled with his trademark contraptions and creatures Springfield Library et al 2002 Although Seuss wrote many childrens books with the goal of creating enjoyable reading to stimulate literary growth many of his whimsical stories contained serious themes Perhaps Dr Seusss biggest contribution was to introduce important concepts to his audience that spanned generations Dr Seuss admitted to having serious undertones in several of his fanciful children stories His most obvious literary work that encompassed a serious genre was The Lorax with its strong environmental message Springfield Library et al 2002 Other literature pieces including Yertle the Turtle
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