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Comparing Harper Lee And Dr. Seuss

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There are many differences between the author Harper Lee and Theodor Seuss. One of the main differences between them is their writing styles. Dr. Seuss and Harper Lee have different literature topics which sets them apart. Another element that sets them apart is how well-known Dr. Seuss is compared to Harper Lee. Also the two authors have very different word choices and styles.
Theodor Seuss was born in Springfield, Mass. on March 2, 1904 and died on September 24, 1991. He graduated from Dartmouth College. Dr. Seuss was a children's author who target young readers. His first book was "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street" and was followed by many other famous stories such as, "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" and to one of his most famous books "The Cat in The Hat". Dr. Seuss is a well know author world-wide.
Harper Lee was born Nelle Harper Lee on April 28, 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She attended Huntingdon College and she also studied law at the University of Alabama. She gave up her career in law because she decided to pursue her love for literature. Harper Lee only wrote one novel, which was "To Kill a Mockingbird". She decided to publish this book under her name Harper Lee, not Nelle, because she didn't want people to know she was a female. She a tomboy as a child, which lead to this decision.
A main difference between these two authors is that they each target a totally different audience. Harper Lee's literature is for mature readers that are able to comprehend the topic she writes on. Her word choice in the novel is also at higher level than that of a book Dr. Seuss would write. Dr. Seuss targets an audience of young readers, not a group of readers which would be reading the novel Harper Lee wrote. Dr.Seuss's word choice is also extremely different from that of Harper Lee. He writes words for young readers to understand. He also writes in rhyme fashion, that...

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