Summary O Frabjous Day!
O Frabjous Day! Free read ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ring wily walruses dancing lobsters a Jabberwock and a Bandersnatch. What an utterly delightful little collection of nonsenseCarroll s rhymes are glorious witty and absolutely made to be read out loud The rhythm and flow is always perfect and I spent a gorgeous hour in my reading corner speaking them aloudThe subject matter is ridiculous his invented words sublime and I must stop describing my mood as either frabjous frumious a particular favourite or uffishI just couldn t get enough I ll leave you with the greatest poetry finale ever written O Oysters said the Carpenter You ve had a pleasant runShall we be trotting home again But answer came there none And this was scarcely odd becauseThey d been eaten every oneFree read ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF î Lewis Carroll
O Frabjous Day! Free read ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Carroll's fantastical verse gave new words to the English language. A fun collection of verses by Lewis Carroll Many of them appear in Alice s Adventures in Wonderland Through the Looking Glass and The Hunting of the Snark A uick and easy read with all Carroll s irresistible craziness
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O Frabjous Day! Free read ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF 'I cried Come tell me how you liveAnd thumped him on the head'Conju. I m going to be very upfront with you Lewis Carroll doesn t write my kind of poetry I am not a huge fan of satire in this overly funny simple nursing rhyme kind of way and so by default Carroll s poetry should fall flat for me But that isn t the case insert Bethoven s 5th here please As some of you may know I study linguistics and I am very interested in the different ways authors play with language and I am just in awe of Carroll s skill You can say a lot about him but not that he doesn t know his craftEven though I found most of the poems in regards to their content rather silly I couldn t help but admire the rhymes and cleverness with which Carroll expressed them His poetry flowed extremely well and was just made to be read out loud Trust me it doubles the fun Sister do not raise my wrath I d make you into mutton broth As easily as kill a moth The sister raised her beaming eye And looked on him indignantly And sternly answered Only try Off to the cook he uickly ran Dear cook pray lend a frying panTo me as uickly as you can And wherefore should I give it to you The reason cook is plain to viewI wish to make an Irish stew So Carroll isn t necessarily talking about the typical topics poets muse about like love loss and death no he is rather focusing on the everyday troubles of people sibling relationships married life the problems with the educational system the little injustices we witness everyday My initial point still stands by the way this is not my kind of poetry but it was actually nice for a change Carroll s poems really reminded me of Ringelnatz s work who took a similar approach to poetry and satire A lot of the poems were already featured in Alice s Adventures in Wonderland which is why they weren t new to me but it was really nice revisiting them and the nonsense and joy they bring especially the Mock Turtle Song is one that I will never get enough of I am just completely enchanted by Carroll s creativity and originality My favorite poem of the collection was probably The Walrus and the Carpenter a narrative poem that already appeared in Through the Looking Glass In it the two titular characters trick a group of oysters into helping them and then end up eating them all It s a fun tale which leaves room for many interesting interpretations Are the walrus and the carpenter metaphors for Buddha and Jesus or if we want to get political the US and the UK Is it Carroll s take on Darwin s theory or does it have no underlying meaning at all So in fear of repeating myself I will leave it at that Lewis Carroll is incredibly gifted and I did not expect to enjoy myself as much as I did reading his poetry His rhymes are fantastic he is ridiculously funny and if you want to you can even find a deeper meaning in his words I can t wait to read his poetry for years to come and share my love with other people O frabjous day
- O Frabjous Day!
- Lewis Carroll
- 11 July 2019