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← "Jabberwocky": One of literature's best bits of nonsense

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Showing Revision 1 created 09/16/2020 by lauren mcalpine .

  1. Today we have a frabjous treat for you.
  2. This poem is full of seemingly
    nonsensical words
  3. that somehow manage to make sense.
  4. Ready to see if you can follow along?
  5. Without further ado, we present:
  6. "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll.
  7. ’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:

  8. All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths outgrabe.
  9. “Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
    The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!

  10. Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
    The frumious Bandersnatch!”
  11. He took his vorpal sword in hand;
    Long time the manxome foe he sought—

  12. So rested he by the Tumtum tree
    And stood awhile in thought.
  13. And, as in uffish thought he stood,
    The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,

  14. Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
    And burbled as it came!
  15. One, two! One, two!
    And through and through

  16. The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
  17. He left it dead, and with its head
    He went galumphing back.
  18. “And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
    Come to my arms, my beamish boy!

  19. O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”
  20. He chortled in his joy.
  21. ’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:

  22. All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths outgrabe.