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1 Web design by Jordan Wold Biography Works Listed Sample Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography

2 L EWIS C ARROLL “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). H Biography Works Listed Sample Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography

3 L EWIS C ARROLL C ONT. 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). H Biography Works Listed Sample Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography

4 L EWIS C ARROLL C ONT. 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. H Biography Works Listed Sample Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography

5 M ORE W ORKS B Y L EWIS C ARROLL A Boat beneath a Sunny Sky A Nursery Darling A Sea Dirge A Strange Wild Song A Valentine Acrostic All in the Golden Afternoon Atalantian Camden-Town Bessie’s Song to Her Doll Dedication Dreamland Echoes Father William Hunting of the Snark Four Riddles How Doth the Little Crocodile I’ll Tell Thee Everything I Can The Lang Coortin’ Lays of Sorrow Melancholetta For even more H PH Biography Works Listed Sample Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography

6 A NALYSIS S HE ’ S A LL M Y F ANCY P AINTED H IM 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. 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. 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. H Biography Works Listed Sample Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography

7 A NALYSIS C ONT. 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. H Biography Works Listed Sample Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography

8 I NTRODUCTION A G AME OF F IVES 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"! H Biography Works Listed Sample Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography

9 I NTRODUCTION C ONT. B ROTHER AND S ISTER 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. 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. H Biography Works Listed Sample Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography

10 I NSPIRED 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!' 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. '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. H Biography Works Listed Sample Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography

11 I NSPIRED C ONT. 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! 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! 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. H Biography Works Listed Sample Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography

12 I NSPIRED 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. H Biography Works Listed Sample Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography

13 I NSPIRED 2 C ONT. Midnight Reign By Jordan Wold (Inspired by Dreamland) 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. H Biography Works Listed Sample Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography

14 O RIGINAL W ORK 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?’ H Biography Works Listed Sample Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography

15 O RIGINAL W ORK C ONT. 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. H Biography Works Listed Sample Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography

16 O RIGINAL W ORK C ONT. 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. H Biography Works Listed Sample Poems Inspired Poems Original Poems Bibliography

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