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." (54) As far as the average reader can tell, (55) these are symbols with no references; "sound and fury, [signifying nothing." (56) As such, they are overt nonsense.
It's a poet's word, as in: "Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse" and Lewis Carrol's nonsense verse: "Twas brillig, and the slithy toves...
Most appealing is perhaps Mayfair dealer Andrew Wyld's 'Wyld in Manhattan', which takes place at Dickinson (19 East 66th Street, New York; +1 212 772 8083) from 22 January to 18 February, and will display a delightful array of British 18th- and 19th-century paperworks--including watercolour landscapes by Turner (1775-1851) and a rare oil on paper by artist and writer of nonsense verse, Edward Lear (1812-88).
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.S.
Seussian is largely language in which good sense is cloaked in nonsense verse. Sample from one of his most lasting works: "And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?
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. At school I was astonished by the mystery and beauty of Coleridge's Kubla Khan.
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." Yes, you read that correctly: "nonsense verse."
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. While bibliographies and biographical entries have been brought up to date the basic arguments of the first edition have been left unaltered.