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LEWIS CARROLL
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“Be what you would seem to be - or, if you'd like it put more simply never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear
to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise
than what you had been would have appeared to them to be
otherwise.” (Lewis Carroll)
This quote, said by Lewis Carroll himself, shows not only the
complexity of his writings but how the poet thinks himself. Lewis
Carroll is an author, a thinker, a mathematician, and a world-renown
poet, born January 27, 1832 in Daresbury, Cheshire, England under
the name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. He had a father, Charles
Dodgson, a mother named Frances Jane Lutwidge and ten siblings. In
his early years, Carroll was educated at home until he turned the age
of 12 (“Biography of Lewis Carroll”). When Carroll was at home he
would entertain his younger siblings (mostly made up of girls) with
tricks and marionettes he made himself (Gale). By the age 12, Carroll
started to attend an all-boys school in Richmond. His times at the
school led him to write Latin verses and soon he started to compose
stories for the school magazine (Gale). By 1850, Carroll entered Christ
Church College, Oxford. There he was to get his pen name, Lewis
Carroll, and wrote the famous poem, Jabberwocky, a poem written as
a parody based on Anglo-Saxon writings. There he also met Lorina,
Edith, and Alice Liddel, three daughters of the head dean at Church
Christ and Alice being the one to influence him to write poems and
books such as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. After graduating, he
stayed to be a mathematics teacher and still wrote poems and books.
Carroll died on January 14th, 1898 in Guildford, Surrey, England
(Gale).
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Carroll’s career took off around 1855 when he first published
Jabberwocky. His career slowly developed as he went along in life
and not only was he a poet but forever a mathematics teacher at
Church Christ, Oxford, a child’s book author, a deacon at the
Church of England, and an amateur artist, photographer, and
illustrator (Gale). Lewis Carroll had a higher level of thinking, but
was homeschooled until the age of 12 where he then attended the all
boys’ school in Richmond. Soon after going to Richmond, he
transferred to another school called Rugby. By 1850, Carroll was
studying at Christ Church, Oxford and got his bachelor’s degree of
the arts. In Carroll’s time of life, he was not awarded anything; yet,
by 1958, he was awarded annually by the University of Wisconsin
and his book Alice in Wonderland was voted "one of the nation's 100
best-loved novels" by the British public. Writers did not influence
Lewis Carroll, but writings did. Epic poems and Anglo-Saxon
writings are what influenced Carroll to write greatly loved poems
such as Jabberwocky and The Hunting of the Snark (Guiliano).
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LEWIS CARROLL CONT.
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Carroll’s style is distinctly different than many other poets. Carroll
writes more about the world of young female adolescence than
anything else. His poems also have tension and underlying anxieties
such as in The Hunting of the Snark (Guiliano). The main ideas and
thinking Carroll used in his poems were to create a bridge from the
real world to a safe and innocent world such as the world from Alice in
Wonderland (Gale). Carroll uses parody a lot in his writings; he even
poked fun at his own work. He used parody in most of his writings,
even in his book Alice in Wonderland where young Alice would always
get mixed up and tongue twisted by poem quotes within the book such
as The Walrus and the Carpenter. Carroll is notably famous for his
Alice in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking Glass, but
what is even more is his mock-epic poem The Hunting of the Snark.
The poem and its twisted meanings are a true wonder to the poet
himself. In the poem he used details of his life, and other times the
poems would drift off to a fantasy world where tales of brave heroes
and ridiculous riddles ruled. The Hunting of the Snark was even too
good for its time because most late Victorian era poems were short and
to the point. This poem left many wonder; what genre was it? Was it an
epic, a comedy, or a bunch of nonsense? It was a true wonder of the
19th century and is well loved by many (Guiliard). This is Lewis
Carroll, a writer, a think, a mathematician, and certainly one of the
most cherished poets of all time.
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MORE WORKS BY LEWIS CARROLL
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A Boat beneath a Sunny Sky
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A Nursery Darling
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A Sea Dirge
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A Strange Wild Song
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A Valentine
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Acrostic
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All in the Golden Afternoon
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Atalantian Camden-Town
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Bessie’s Song to Her Doll
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Dedication
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Dreamland
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Echoes
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Father William
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Hunting of the Snark
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Four Riddles
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How Doth the Little Crocodile
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I’ll Tell Thee Everything I Can
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The Lang Coortin’
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Lays of Sorrow
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Melancholetta
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ANALYSIS
SHE’S ALL MY FANCY PAINTED
HIM
She’s All My Fancy Painted Him
She's all my fancy painted him
(I make no idle boast);
If he or you had lost a limb,
Which would have suffered most?
He said that you had been to her,
And seen me here before;
But, in another character,
She was the same of yore.
There was not one that spoke to us,
Of all that thronged the street:
So he sadly got into a 'bus,
And pattered with his feet.
Involved in this affair,
He trusts to you to set them free,
Exactly as we were.
It seemed to me that you had been
(Before she had this fit)
An obstacle, that came between
Him, and ourselves, and it.
Don't let him know she liked them
best,
For this must ever be
A secret, kept from all the rest,
Between yourself and me.
They sent him word I had not gone
(We know it to be true);
If she should push the matter on,
What would become of you?
They gave her one, they gave me two,
They gave us three or more;
They all returned from him to you,
Though they were mine before.
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ANALYSIS CONT.
The poem “She’s All My Fancy Painted Him” by Lewis Carroll is a perfect sample
of an oxymoron. An oxymoron is, in terms, a pair of contradicting words going
against each other. The poem’s meaning would be she’s everything I thought he’d
be. The poem is about a woman and three men (him, “you” and “I”); a fight over
the woman. “I” had taken a fancy towards the woman, but there were other as
well than just “I.” “He said that you had been to her,/And seen me here
before:/But, in another character,/She was the same of yore.” It is a confusing
love affair and “she” was indifferent to the men who chased after her. “So he
sadly got into a ‘bus,/And pattered with his feet.” “He,” dejectedly, went and
moved forward knowing it was over. The most confusing part of the poem would
be: “They gave her one, they game me two,/They gave us three or more:/They all
returned from him to you,/Thought they were mine before.” It means what once
was “his” is now for “you,” but in the end it was “I” all along. “If I or she should
chance to be/Involved in this affair,/He trusts you to set them free,/Exactly as we
were.” “He” is forgiving while “she” just jumped into an affair with “I;” yet, “he”
hopes things will be set right in the end by “you,” the friend. “Don’t let them
know she liked them best,/For this must never be/A secret, kept from all the
rest,/Between yourself and me.” Carroll meant to put the words “she” and “him”
together to say “he” acts as how “I” thought “she” would act and “you” is just the
mediator to settle the balance out. In all, Carroll means to say love is not to be
expected from and people are not who they are meant to be.
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INTRODUCTION
A GAME OF FIVES
A Game of Fives
Five little girls, of Five, Four, Three, Two, One:
Rolling on the hearthrug, full of tricks and fun.
Five rosy girls, in years from Ten to Six:
Sitting down to lessons - no more time for tricks.
Five growing girls, from Fifteen to Eleven:
Music, Drawing, Languages, and food enough for
seven!
Five winsome girls, from Twenty to Sixteen:
Each young man that calls, I say "Now tell me
which you MEAN!"
Five dashing girls, the youngest Twenty-one:
But, if nobody proposes, what is there to be done?
Five showy girls - but Thirty is an age
When girls may be ENGAGING, but they somehow
don't ENGAGE.
Five dressy girls, of Thirty-one or more:
So gracious to the shy young men they snubbed so
much before!
Five PASSE girls - Their age? Well, never mind!
We jog along together, like the rest of human kind:
But the quondam "careless bachelor" begins to think
he knows
The answer to that ancient problem "how the money
goes"!
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BROTHER AND SISTER
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This poem is about how a
brother and a sister react to
one another. It shows how
playful and mischievous they
are to each other. The lines
“The reason, Cook, is plain to
view./I wish to make an Irish
stew.”/”What meat is in that
stew to go?”/”My sister’ll be
the contents!”/”Oh”/”You’ll
lend the pan to me,
Cook?”/”No!”/Moral: Never
stew your sister. I believe it
shows how silly a fight
between a brother and sister is
over something insignificant.
The Moral: Never stew your
sister shows the completely
ludicrous ideas siblings will
try to take action to right their
siblings. In all they seem
pointless and silly.
Brother and Sister
"SISTER, sister, go to bed!
Go and rest your weary head."
Thus the prudent brother said.
"Do you want a battered hide,
Or scratches to your face applied?"
Thus his sister calm replied.
"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 quickly ran.
"Dear Cook, please lend a frying-pan
To me as quickly as you can."
And wherefore should I lend it you?"
"The reason, Cook, is plain to view.
I wish to make an Irish stew."
"What meat is in that stew to go?"
"My sister'll be the contents!"
"Oh"
"You'll lend the pan to me, Cook?"
"No!"
Moral: Never stew your sister.
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INSPIRED
Jabberwokcy
By Lewis Carroll
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
'Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!'
'And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought -So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood a while in thought.
And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!
One two! One two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.
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A Mind’s Mock
By Jordan Wold (Inspired by Jabberwocky)
‘Twas brillig and the slithy toves,
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgabe.
‘It’s the Jabberwock, stranger;
Fearsome with
Vile claws; treacherous
Gnawing talons for teeth!
Oh! Frabjous day!
We sang with a callooh;
With a callay!
All love for this, a frabjous day!’
‘Twas brillig and this slithy toves,
Did gyre and gimble wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
Death by the Holy of Holy!
With Vorpal sword,
A single swing all it took,
Then set the Jubjub and Bandersnatch free.
Evil of all Evil,
Destroyer of Time itself;
Slain by a wanderer,
Who travelled from afar.
Now we chant his name
In a joyous cry,
Rejoice, rejoice!
A new day has come!
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INSPIRED 2
Dreamland
By Lewis Carroll
When midnight mists are creeping,
And all the land is sleeping,
Around me tread the mighty dead,
And slowly pass away.
Lo, warriors, saints, and sages,
From out the vanished ages,
With solemn pace and reverend face
Appear and pass away.
The blaze of noonday splendour,
The twilight soft and tender,
May charm the eye: yet they shall die,
Shall die and pass away.
But here, in Dreamland's centre,
No spoiler's hand may enter,
These visions fair, this radiance rare,
Shall never pass away.
I see the shadows falling,
The forms of old recalling;
Around me tread the mighty dead,
And slowly pass away.
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Midnight Reign
By Jordan Wold (Inspired by Dreamland)
INSPIRED 2 CONT.
When midnight mists are creeping,
All the lands are deep
In a tranceful slumber.
The Moon howls out,
Through the mischevious Clouds
Who laugh at the misfortune
Of the Moon they hide.
Still, beams like
Lightning bolts passed on,
From the heavens,
Spill out through the Clouds
Into the Other World.
The Other World
A place full of wonder
And mockery of the Actual World,
For this place brings
Light in the Dark and
Dark in the Light.
Where Up is Down and
Down is Up.
The Sun is the Father and
The Moon is the Mother
Of the Other World.
She nurtures and loves,
Turning the Beast of Man’s wake
Into a tamed young kitten of slumber.
Then the Other World becomes
Right, and the
Actual World becomes the wrong.
Yet, the Other World
Is not the Actual World,
And starts to fade,
As the Moon says her
Tedious goodbyes,
Once again the lethargic feelings
return
When the Other world goes,
And slowly passes away.
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ORIGINAL WORK
A Lie to a Lie
I know of a man
With a smile full of vigor
It stays on his face
Through worse and worst
As he silently pleads
With dull eyes
To be set free from
The place which keeps him so,
The paint plastered
On his face
Brings much joy to others
Yet emptiness for himself,
While wearing stripes and checkers
Still he stands alone
In the center of the ring
And
In the middle of the act
Of balancing on a ball
And serenading a giant cat,
He starts to think
‘If I weren’t her right now
Where else could I be?’
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A Bad Guy
I know why such a being cares
As he walks
Down the street
People cringe as they pass him
Yet, he smiles brightly
I see him stop at a bird
Which fell from its nest
He looks down with
An empathizing eye
When he saw its mother
Gone by-and-by
‘I know how you feel,
Little Bird,
You have no home
Just as I.’
I see him take the bird
Off the ground
And with touch of his finger
It looked safe and sound.
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Today is Only for Me
I see you, I see you
Standing tall and mighty
With a mannequin grin
Plastic nose and face as well.
You stand where you are
Just as everyone else, dull and gray
In this pressuring faceless crowd
Tell me, can you see yet?
Another nobody somebody
You make no difference at all
Still I stand in the front
And walk with a lion prowl.
There is this difference
Between you and I
I think in colors
And speak with words!
Now I see
This rainbow world only for me
Ominous clouds are long gone
You can’t take my days now.
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