Lewis Carroll

(27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898 / Cheshire)

Jabberwocky - Poem by Lewis Carroll

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
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Comments about Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll

  • (12/12/2017 5:25:00 AM)


    Does anyone else remember a recording of this with no music, but LOTS of expression? I think it was in the 1940s.
    normahk@aol.com
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  • (11/30/2017 2:35:00 PM)


    I love this poem. (Report) Reply

  • (11/25/2017 11:10:00 AM)


    I love this poem because it describes Jabberbabywocky so well (Report) Reply

  • (11/25/2017 10:09:00 AM)


    Jabberwocky is the best (Report) Reply

  • (11/14/2017 1:58:00 PM)


    THIS POEM MAKES ME WAN'T TO SCREECH (Report) Reply

  • (11/14/2017 1:41:00 PM)


    I love this poem! ! It is quite funny (Report) Reply

  • (11/14/2017 1:39:00 PM)


    I like The words and how you can pronounce it and anyway that you like. (Report) Reply

  • (11/13/2017 5:08:00 PM)


    what are some traits for the jabberwocky (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (1/1/2017 3:13:00 PM)

    tom allport
    a poem telling a story of what to do if one comes face to face with jabberwocky. (Report) Reply

  • Rod Mendieta (12/17/2016 1:07:00 PM)

    Nonsense? Think again!
    Tapestry of whimsical words with musical sonority and secret meanings. The grammar is intact but the words have been magically transformed, and I think the idea is that everyone is free to insert the common parlance term of choice in place and give it all meaning. I did it myself as a game and had a lot of fun. (Report) Reply

  • R Soos (11/21/2016 7:31:00 AM)

    never fails
    This poem never fails to bring a smile to my face. Slumberjonky greatness! And what a great teacher of rhythm! (Report) Reply

  • Moira Cameron (8/5/2016 12:15:00 PM)


    What fun. I knew a cellist who recited this while accompanying herself. When she came to the battle scene, she weilded her bow like a sword. Great poem! (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (8/5/2016 10:58:00 AM)


    He left it dead! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Barry Middleton (8/5/2016 10:48:00 AM)


    Unlike so much uffish tulgey bandersnatch which is posted here, this mimsy is filled with vorpal galumphing. Worthy of a frabjous 10! (Report) Reply

  • Oluwatobi Moses (8/5/2016 10:20:00 AM)


    Wooh! It made my heart hop as young ram, like the jabber wocky! (Report) Reply

  • Akachukwu Lekwauwa (8/5/2016 10:18:00 AM)


    just few hours after i finished reading Alice In Wonderland here again i'm meeting with Lewis again... it got me excited, but i must confess i cant figure any meaning out of this. i could use some help. (Report) Reply

  • Paul Amrod (8/5/2016 4:44:00 AM)


    Mister Lewis Carrol's poem was once set to music by Donovan. It is truly worth listening to. Always loved this wild piece. I had a scene in my Alice in Wonderland Rock Opera where a choir recited this. I have also done a piece instrumentally variating the motives in sound. Paul (Report) Reply

  • Renu Tewari (8/5/2016 2:50:00 AM)


    No one uses portmanteau words like Lewis Carroll does. (Report) Reply

  • (5/14/2016 3:35:00 AM)


    A brilliant poem from a brilliant mind. (Report) Reply

  • (4/28/2015 1:32:00 PM)


    I believe this depicts a parents thoughts of the world. A child who has been told many things causing fear. Though he becomes brave and goes out into the world destroying this fear. The parents see their worries were falsely claimed and become joyful of their brave child (Report) Reply



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