Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
by Lewis Carroll
When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.
References to Nursery Rhymes, Poems, and Songs
- Isaac Watts, "How doth the little busy Bee" (Wonderland 2.8)
- Robert Southey, "The Old Man's Comforts" (Wonderland 5.26)
- Jane Taylor, "Twinkle, twinkle, little star!" (Wonderland 7.47)
- Mary Howitt, "'Will you walk into my parlor?' said the spider to the fly" (Wonderland 10.23)
- "Tweedledum and Tweedledee" (Looking-Glass 4)
- "Humpty Dumpty" (Looking-Glass 6)
- "The Lion and the Unicorn" (Looking-Glass 7)
- " Hush-a-bye baby on the tree top" (Looking-Glass 9.81)
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