nonsense verse

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nonsensical writing (usually verse)

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Jabberwocky," perhaps his most famous piece of nonsense verse (and a cameo performer in First Amendment doctrine (53)), begins: "'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves/Did gyre and gimble in the wade; / All mimsy were the borogoves,/And the mome raths outgrabe.
His nonsense verse therefore frequently employs the pleasant sound effects of nursery rhymes, though some of his limericks can be violent:
ON OPENING THE COLLECTED POEMS OF MERVYN PEAKE and discovering that, despite the title, the volume excludes his nonsense verse, the reader experiences the same dampened feeling as on finding that T.
Seussian is largely language in which good sense is cloaked in nonsense verse.
In the romantic era, however, the only integrated society was the miniature society of an individual family, so the best "light" poetry of the nineteenth century in Britain was the nonsense verse of Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll.
Los ejemplos que interroga y rinde Alfonso Reyes senalan una tradicion periferica en la cultura hispanica: la del nonsense verse, o poesia insensata, que en la lengua inglesa encuentra sus formas clasicas en las obras de William Shakespeare, Edward Lear y Lewis Carroll.
This is because it relies too heavily on "lightweight" nonsense verse and not enough on the classics, allegedly risking the current generation being alienated from poetry.
With this volume, biographer Winnigton and Peake's son Sebastian seek to enlighten fans to his numerous other accomplishments, including children's books and nonsense verse, abundant drawings and paintings, war art and lampoons, and illustrations for classic novels such as Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland.
the Reverend Dodgson, brilliant in several fields, created an epic monster that makes sense in Jabberwocky's nonsense verse, even adding a number of words to the English language.
As a child I responded to the rhythms and the sounds of nursery rhymes and nonsense verse.
This wide-ranging journey through the history and highlights of the world's poetry covers everything from epics and odes to nonsense verse and haiku.
Richard seeks to publish "rhyming, quatrains, limericks, [and] nonsense verse with good imagery.
The author has added two new chapters to meet the latest fashions in literary history and criticism: one on women's poetry and one on nonsense verse.
The largest book in the hand-press period is reduced to one of the smallest, in part of course a delicious joke appropriate to one of the inventors of English nonsense verse,(11) but a joke that reinforces the fundamental promise of Christianity for the exaltation of the humble.
In The Owl and the Pussycat (1978), Edward Lear's nonsense verse was read by Liza Minnelli for a fund-raising gala and later read by others.