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Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky

  

by Lewis Carroll

Analysis: Calling Card

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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