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Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll

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Carroll composed numerous rhymes and also songs for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, including:

  • “All in the gold afternoon …”– the prefatory verse, an original poem by Carroll that remembers the rowing expedition on which he first informed the tale of Alice’s adventures below ground
  • “Just How Doth the Little Crocodile”– a parody of Isaac Watts’ baby room rhyme, “Against Inactivity and Mischievousness”
  • “The Mouse’s Story”– an instance of concrete poetry
  • “You Are Old, Dad William”– a parody of Robert Southey’s “The Old Guy’s Comforts as well as How He Acquired Them”
  • The Lady’s lullaby, “Talk approximately to your little young boy …”– an apology of David Bates’ “Talk Gently”
  • “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat”– an apology of Jane Taylor’s “Twinkle Twinkle Little Celebrity”
  • “The Lobster Quadrille”– a parody of Mary Botham Howitt’s “The Spider and also the Fly”
  • “‘T is the Voice of the Lobster”– an apology of Isaac Watts’ “The Sluggard”
  • “Stunning Soup”– a parody of James M. Sayles’s “Celebrity of the Night, Beautiful Celebrity”
  • “The Queen of Hearts”– an actual nursery rhyme
  • “They informed me you had actually been to her …”– the White Bunny’s proof
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