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nonsensical writing (usually verse)

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This is a facsimile of the first edition of Carroll's famous nonsense poem, published by Macmillan and Co.
95), "Nina and Nolan Build a Nonsense Poem," by Lisa Bullard and Patrick Girouard, (9781599534374, $18.
Rowling's Harry Potter stories, Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, Helen Fielding's recent novel Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Vladimir Nabokov's autobiography Speak, Memory, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, several science fiction novels, Lucian's A True Story (from second-century Rome), an eighteenth-century collection of hymns for children, Dickens' Great Expectations, Lewis Carroll's nonsense poem "The Hunting of the Snark," some fourteenth- and fifteenth-century German nonsense poetry, and surrealist artworks by Joan Miro, Man Ray, Victor Brauner, Meret Oppenheim, Ren6 Magritte, Max Ernst, and Kurt Seligmann.
While Carroll was writing up his antivivisection pieces for the popular press, he was also engaged in the composition of his most ambitious nonsense poem, The Hunting of the Snark (1876).
Grown-up sensibilities are more likely to appreciate Humpty Dumpty's brilliant literary exegesis of the nonsense poem that begins, '"Twas brillig, and the slithy toves.
I can still remember a lengthy nonsense poem I learned at summer camp as a child.
In the first lesson for grades 3-5, which focuses on Lear's nonsense poem "The Owl and the Pussy Cat," students learn about nonsense poetry as well as the various poetic techniques and devices that poets use to help their readers create a mental picture while reading or hearing poems.
In January, for instance, in response to the snarled Senate debate on procedures for the trial of Bill Clinton, Pinsky read a nonsense poem by Charles Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland.
Hunting of the Snark, The (in full The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits) Nonsense poem by Carroll, Lewis, first published in 1876.
This nonsense poem from Through the Looking Glass parodies romantic adventure literature.
The pair, who met inside Joey, had just set up their own puppetry company, Gyre & Gimble (after a line from Lewis Carroll's nonsense poem, Jabberwocky).
Someone, in this case an expert on Lewis Carroll with an obsession about the nonsense poem The Hunting of the Snark, is found murdered, and our heroes have to find their man from a collection of eccentrics, many of whom are linked to the university.
Tim Burton's 3-D re-imagining of Lewis Carroll's two novels Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (which includes the nonsense poem Jabberwocky) has been much-hyped.
This particular instance might be compared, anachronistically, with Spike Milligan's famous nonsense poem, "On the Ning Nang Nong.
In the nonsense poem by Edward Lear, what did the owl and the pussycat go to sea in?