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nonsensical writing (usually verse)

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In his essay on Nonsense Poetry (1945), George Orwell appreciates Lear as "one of the first writers to deal in pure fantasy, with imaginary countries and made-up words, without any satirical purpose.
He cruised under sail with the specific goal of following in the wake of artist and nonsense poetry writer Edward Lear (1812-1888) The result is "After You Mr.
Cutler wrote surreal songs, nonsense poetry and books and continued to perform live until 2004.
Much more of Carroll's nonsense poetry is now believed to have been inspired by walking local scenes such as Whitburn Sands, where he also composed The Walrus and the Carpenter.
His first book of nonsense poetry was published in 1846, and he continued writing for many years.
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.
An introduction describes Lear's life: 20th of 21 children, limerick writer (see above), publisher of exuberant nonsense poetry.
After an introductory chapter on the image of the poet and the function of poetry the book is organised along thematic lines with chapters on diction, versification, genres, 'the past', love poetry, domesticity, the elegiac, satire, nature and science, art and artists, religion, the city, women poets, nonsense poetry and 'adumbrations of modernism'.
For she is a narrative painter (in fact, she was a visual artist before she turned to writing), and her tools are fantasy, fairy tales, magic, children's stories--especially Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and nonsense poetry, and Edward Lear's Nonsense Songs--mythology, Jungian archetypes, history and a droll humor reminiscent of Voltaire.
The production delighted audiences when it premiered in Scarborough in 2010, immersing audiences in the weird and wonderful world of The Owl and the Pussycat writer Edward Lear's nonsense poetry.
It would make a good read-aloud choice and can be recommend to fans of both Lewis Carroll and humorous and nonsense poetry by such authors as Shel Silverstein and Jack Pretlusky who are looking for darker material.
Lear is famous today for his nonsense poetry and prose, and for his limericks.
Barham's approach is an elastic hybrid of Sol Le Witt's 1974 Variations of Incomplete Open Cubes and the playful nonsense poetry Hugo Ball performed at the Cabaret Voltaire.
Lear is famous for his nonsense poetry and prose and his limericks, a form he popularised.
A Trap for Judges, 1910, and Tango with Cows: Ferro-Concrete Poems, 1914, two letter-press-on-wallpaper collaborations by the Gileia group, violently announce the arrival of something new; titles like Pomade, Half-Alive, and Transrational Boog suggest the graphic shock of the nonsense poetry and jagged, urgent drawings found within.