by Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll’s Calling Card

What is the poet’s signature style?

Nonsense Words

This poem is instantly recognizable in the English-speaking world because of one thing: all the nonsense words. Made up words are Carroll's signature. His use of combined words and the lilting rhythm that they create makes "Jabberwocky" the ultimate example of Carroll's calling card. No one else makes up language quite like he does.

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