Bartholomew and the Oobleck Paragraph 32-33 Summary
Here we get some Seussian spells. And get this—they rhyme. It wouldn't be a Seuss book without a little rhyme, after all.
Like the master he is, Seuss opens the magicians' verse with, "Oh, snow and rain are not enough!" In doing this, he illuminates the very essence of the story's problem: the King's greed. Because it's not just that snow and rain aren't enough. Nothing is enough. Or, everything is not enough. Or… you get the picture.
Again, throughout the verse, there's a clear sense that the magicians (the adults) have no idea what they're doing. They're just chucking things in that magical crockpot. Want a little long sour lizard skin? Be our guest. How about a stocking full of dust? We could use a little flavor. And grab an onion and a chair while you're up.
In simple ABAB rhyme scheme and a chant like no other, the magicians bring down society.
At least they manage to get in a good game of thumb war while they're at it.