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Literature: "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson) Discuss this eTheme.

These sites are about Lewis Carroll’s poem “Jabberwocky.” Includes the text and an audiorecording of the poem, a glossary and analysis, a list of common “portmanteau” words, a portmanteau word generator, two lesson plans, and a link to the eThemes Resource: Author Study: Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson).

Grades

  • 6,
  • 7,
  • 8

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Read the text of Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky" poem. Click on "Related Content" to access a biography of the author and other of his poems.
Listen to 34 different audio recordings of the poem "Jabberwocky," by Lewis Carroll. NOTE: This site links to religious content if the "Spirituality and Religion" link is clicked.
See Lewis Carroll's definitions for the terms in "The Jabberwocky" as they were rendered in "The Annotated Alice" with this downloadable and printable PDF file. The poem appears on the first page and the glossary on the second.
See a list of 145 portmanteau words that have become commonly used in the English language.
Create your own portmanteau words using the WerdMerge Portmanteau Generator. Type any word into the box and then click "Merge" to create two separate word lists of possible portmanteaus: one with the typed word at the beginning of the new portmanteau word, and one with the typed word at the end.
Learn about the meaning of "The Jabberwocky" from Carroll's books and letters and see how some of the words came to be a part of the English language.
Examine the use of portmanteau words in Lewis Carroll's poem "Jabberwocky" and write your own poem in the same manner.
Compare the Sonnets of Shakespeare with Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky" poem in this National Endowment for the Humanities EDSITEment! lesson. NOTE: This resource is primarily used to teach about sonnet structure and meaning, but it accomplishes this by contrasting "Jabberwocky" and Shakespeare.
These sites are about the author Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson) and his books "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass." Includes information about the author, his works, an interactive site that includes games and puzzles, downloadable eBooks, audiorecordings, and two lesson plans. Also includes a link to the eThemes Resource: Literature: "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson).

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