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nonsensical writing (usually verse)

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His nonsense rhymes often reflect a comparably unstable approach to place.
Some are quite logical whilst others are playfully anarchic with lovely nonsense rhymes.
Comfortably presented on brilliantly buffed board books, with jaunty rainbow colored silly verses and repetitive nonsense rhymes, "A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea" begs to be held, read, and sung together.
One of the pleasing things about this selection is that you get, not just conventional 'folk songs', but all kinds of snippets, from Anglo-Romani verses to music hall ('The Galloping Major' morphing into a 'drunken sailor'), nonsense rhymes, and, in The Rackyman Doo', a slab of gold-plated smut.
Lang is at her wittiest in her Nonsense Rhymes and Pictures, including "There was an old man in a tree" which opens with a full verse of buzzing rather than singing.
Outside of medicine he read widely and enjoyed music history and nonsense rhymes.
Through close readings of nonsense rhymes, including "The Hunting of the Snark," and surrealist art, we learn that these extreme literary forms, involving radically unassimilable conceptual entities, intrigue us because they force us into a peculiar state of meta-cognition.
As one of the most famous birds in history, the great auk gave inspiration to wildlife artists and writers including Lewis Caroll, Charles Kingsley and Edward Lear, famous for his nonsense rhymes and whose illustration sits beside the egg.
In the middle of the 19th century Edward Lear began to make his mark as a writer and illustrator of nonsense rhymes.
The poem decomposes into non-linearity, into sentence fragments, into nonsense rhymes, and finally into Welsh.
Her sixth album shows all the superfly smarts, no nonsense rhymes and spirited invention that first helped her leave her poor abusive upbringing in Virginia eight years ago.
Jinglejangle" seems to be a delightfully edgy alphabetic romp that deftly juggles euphemisms, nonsense rhymes, and dangerous phrases; for example:
Remember, she's no stranger to rap: Who could forget the infectious nonsense rhymes of "Rapture"--"You eat Cadillacs / Lincolns too / Mercurys and Subaru.
His nonsense rhymes recalled those of Edward Lear, and his mock-Victorian prose delighted readers with its ludicrous fustiness.