They are still eerie metaphors for the present day.
Seuss know the reason why his books were such a hit had as much to do with the way he wrote the stories, relying on a limited vocabulary, repetition and colorful imagery to help kids understand the full story.
Off and away and away, I goon the road that goes and goes and goes.When there in my mirror, what did I see?There’s a man in my mirror, his thumb stuck out at me!
The ones that are glad.Even the ones that are very, very bad.
In the bedroom, more!To the rooftop, more, more!I had no choice,had to even the score.Without a word,I fought long, 'twas a brawl, I fought hard, I fought tall,to smash their spaceship,to make them regret,ever taking this trip!