Study Guide

Jabberwocky Tough-O-Meter

By Lewis Carroll

Tough-O-Meter

(4) Base Camp

Once you get past the nonsense language of the thing, the poem is a simple and straightforward narrative. It is, when you get right down to it, not pure nonsense at all. It makes sense, and coheres pretty easily. As long as you've got it in you to imagine mop-birds.