|14 Not to mention aÉmile Zola.
CHAPTER 301 Frog poetry was great too.
2 Frogs like bRacine and cCorneille wrote dtragedies in verse,
3 Completely in French,
4 Until they died.
5 This brilliant accomplishment paved the way for the French invention of esymbolist poetry,
6 Which was a spectacular achievement,
7 Borrowed only partially from fEdgar Allan Poe,
8 And represented a new Frog view of the world in the wake of the gFranco-Prussian thing.
9 Great Frog poets like hBaudelaire and iVerlaine and jRimbaud saw that when you looked beneath the surface of things,
10 Things looked different.
11 This great artistic discovery helped start the great Frog impressionist movement in art and music,
12 Because the Frogs were every bit as great at art and music as they were at literature.
CHAPTER 311 Coming along in the wake of the Franco-Prussian thing, the Frog impressionist artists thought the world might look better if it were out of focus,
2 Which convinced kClaude Monet to do two dozen million lsigned paintings of water lilies,
3 All out of focus,
4 While mRenoir painted thousands of women who were probably very beautiful,
5 If you could see what they looked like.
6 And there was also nDegas, who painted fuzzy ballerinas,
||7 And oSeurat, who painted fuzzy dots,
8 And pToulouse-Lautrec, who was even shorter than Napoleon,
9 And painted the Paris slums the way they would look if you drank qwormwood twenty-four hours a day for years,
10 Until he died.
CHAPTER 321 There was another impressionist named rClaude Debussy, who thought that music might sound better if it didn't have any melody,
2 So he wrote s'La Mer,'
3 tWhich is about the way the sea sounds if you're a Frog,
4 Or something,
5 And 'Clair de Lune,'
6 uWhich did for moonlight what 'La Mer' did for the sea,
7 And so forth,
8 Which is pretty much how things were going when suddenly the Frogs noticed that if they played their vcards right, they could have still another shot at glory,
9 And that changed everything.
CHAPTER 331 When the archduke wFerdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Serbo-Croatian nationalist, xFrance cleverly seized the opportunity to attack Germany, in retaliation for the beating they had taken in the yFranco-Prussian war forty years before.
2 Knowing the Frogs pretty well by this time, the Germans had already decided to outfox them by launching an attack of their own,