Jabberwocky - Matthew Lopez 3/27/08 ENGL 200 Jabberwocky...

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Matthew Lopez 3/27/08 ENGL 200 Jabberwocky and the Use of Wordplay Lewis Carroll’s “Jabberwocky” is a very unique poem. The poem can be interpreted in multiple ways due to its creative and elaborate word play. Carroll delves into his mind once again and creates a poem that radiates imagery. Though only a percentage of words in the poem can be found in a dictionary it is easy if not impossible to imagine the mystical “wabe” Carroll has found. Many of the adjectives and nouns in the poem are made up words; Carroll creates these words to express his story. These words have particular sounds to them which trigger the reader’s imagination and guide it through the fantastic forest. Carroll did not carelessly choose these words; each one has specific characteristics that take the reader’s mind exactly where Carroll wants it. From the first stanza Carroll has already established the setting of the entire poem. “`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves/ Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: \ All mimsy were the borogoves, \ And the mome raths outgrabe (Carroll 429;
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENGL 200 taught by Professor Huff during the Spring '08 term at University of Delaware.

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Jabberwocky - Matthew Lopez 3/27/08 ENGL 200 Jabberwocky...

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