* EarWorm: The song composed by Frank Loesser.
* HollywoodHomely: Baby swans are more or less identical to ducklings except for feather color.
** It's probably more a case of "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" since the other ducks still shun the titular ugly "duckling". Interestingly, in some versions where the old woman briefly takes him in, she comments on his ugliness, as well.
* {{Tearjerker}}: In the 1997 animated film which gives the titular character a bigger plot than the original story has quite a few sad moments. One that stands out is when Augustus runs away from home while singing a rather depressing song.
* TheWoobie: The title character. Seriously, who didn't want to hug the poor little guy? This is especially true in the 1997 animated film which gives the titular character more of a backstory.
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