Jabberwocky handout

Jabberwocky handout - Jon-Jacob Deal Samantha Rudd Nicolas...

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Portmanteau Words lithe + slimy = slithy miserable + flimsy = mimsy fuming + furious = frumious bleat + murmur + warble = burble gallop + triumphant =  gallumphing Jabberwocky Charles   Lutwidge   Dodgson,   the   Englishman   better   known   as   Lewis  Carroll, was a man seemingly full of contradictions:  a gifted mind with  stuttering speech; an author of both dry mathematic treatises and wildly  imaginative poetry and prose; simultaneously a product of the repression  of the Victorian Era and someone who rebelled against it.   A figure of  great controversy, scholars have debated Carroll’s personal motivations  and   inclinations   for   more   than   a   century,   ranging   from   intrigue  surrounding the deliberate removal of selected pages from his personal  diary, to whether or not his well-known friendships with several young girls  were actually pedophilic in nature.  Yet with all that remains unknown about  him, his influence on popular culture and his popularity are undeniable. Cultural Context: The Victorian Era The reign of Queen Victoria of England lasted from 1837 to 1901, the longest of any British  royalty.     The time period was marked by changes throughout England; the Industrial  Revolution was raging, and the country was a more powerful force in the world than ever before.  Charles Lutwidge’s works of fantasy as Lewis Carroll are reactionary when contrasted with the  prevailing artistic movements of the era, whichfocused on realism and were often concerned  with social issues.  Jabberwocky, Grammar, and Portmanteau
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