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Jabberwocky and Other Poems

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Length: 114 pages49 minutes

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Lewis Carroll’s inventive style of poetry is brought to life in this collection of his verse “Jabberwocky and Other Poems.” As most famously illustrated in “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, Carroll used his mastery of gibberish to form inventive rhymes and lexicons. Many critics have searched for meanings in his poems, but it is believed that Carroll used the nonsensical as a satire of high-poetry. Believing that many writers took themselves too seriously, he wrote “Jabberwocky”, for instance, as a way to confuse writers and critics alike. Audiences have fallen in love with Carroll’s unorthodox writing style, although there is little to say in terms of the poems’ plots, the colorful and amusing nature of Carroll’s writing draws readers into the author’s stimulating and vibrant mind. Along with selections from his volumes of poetry this collection includes verses from “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” and a biographical afterword.

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