Read the following passage taken from How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss:
Then he growled, with his grinch fingers nervously drumming,
"I MUST find a way to keep Christmas from coming!"
For, tomorrow, he knew...
...All the Who girls and boys
Would wake up bright and early. They'd rush for their toys!
And then! Oh, the noise! Oh, the noise! Noise! Noise! Noise!
That's one thing he hated! The NOISE! NOISE! NOISE! NOISE!
What is the main purpose for the repetition of the word "noise"?
a. it rhymes with toys
b. for the rhythm and meter of the poem
c. to show how annoying the Whos are with their noise
d. for its alliterative properties
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c. is the correct answer. The word is repeated draw attention to how much it annoys the poor Grinch.