Jabberwocky is a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll in his 1871 novel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, a sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. (From Wikipedia)
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Jabberwocky, Lewis Carroll
You can read a short biography of Lewis Carroll here: (This annotation contains a link)
Which of the following words exemplifies onomatopoeia?
Think about what emotions can be associated with the poem. How would you describe the TONE of the poem? Please answer in 2-3 complete sentences, using at least ONE example from the poem.
Which word or words in the second stanza tells us that the Jubjub bird is dangerous?
What are the similarities between the terms Jubjub bird and Tumtum tree? Remember to think about SOUND, not meaning.
Give a quick summary. What happens in this poem?
You'll notice right away that this poem mostly contains made-up words, and that the meaning of the poem is not as important as the SOUND. The poem is featured in the book "Alice in Wonderland." Below, you can see a short clip of the Mad Hatter reciting the poem in the "Alice in Wonderland" film. (This annotation contains a video)
Lewis Carroll uses onomatopoeia in "Jabberwocky." It's one of the most FUN literary devices; watch the video below to learn more. (This annotation contains a video)
Watch Alice slay the Jabberwocky in the modern version of "Alice in Wonderland." (This annotation contains a video)
It's wonderful to hear a poem read aloud! As you listen to the poem recited by Alice in this video, silently re-read the poem along with the video. (This annotation contains a video)
Here is an artistic representation of the Jubjub bird, a dangerous creature made up by Lewis Carroll. The Jubjub bird also appears in Carroll's poem "The Hunting of the Snark." (This annotation contains an image)