Nonsense, cont. Lear Poems How are the Lear poems different than Jabberwocky? ? They are easier to follow ? There are fewer nonsense words ? more rhythmic and sing-songy ? The plot is the nonsense, not the words themselves "The Owl and the Pussycat" Who writes like Lear? ? Baum ? Seuss ? Silverstein ? Tim Burton ? Travers ? Parish ? Juster Why are these books popular? ? The books are subversive ? Children question things, so they enjoy literature that does the same These books are anti-didactic and purely for fun Nonsense is dense, and enjoys language for it's own sake.
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