Random migration Ancient Dodo was crazy Giggling old bird
Alice Smart, naïve Shrinking, swimming, traipsing Mad Hatter tea party Girl
Falling fast down the rabbit hole No landing in a pile of coal She wants to get out She yells with a shout Don’t lose me in a giant bowl
Alice wandered through her dream. Wandering from place to place. Trying to find her way back to reality, out of the seam. She ran into the caterpillar, not who he seems. Running through the mushroom forest in haste. Alice wandered through her dream. Next the March Hare and Mad Hatter, what a team. Tea and crumpets being thrown in air during the chase. Trying to find her way back to reality, out of the seam. The Cheshire Cat comes along, he’s not so mean. Lethargic in his movements, sneaky just in case. Alice wandered through her dream. Alice needs to escape, she is looking very lean. Tears streaming down her young face. Trying to find her way back to reality, out of the seam. Fantasy and reality are found behind a transparent sheen. She tries to escape, a young woman full of grace. Alice wandered through her dream. Trying to find her way back to reality, out of the seam.
“You’re mad, I’m mad, we’re all mad here.” Need I say more? Crazy, mischievous, children running around – huh, not even Halloween. Wonderland is a place I feel I live. Actually, it is where I reside.
Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) was born at Daresbury in Chesire into a wealthy family. He studied mathematics and worked from 1855 to 1881 as a lecturer (tutor). Carroll's career in education was troubled by a bad stammer. He lectured and taught with difficulty and he also preached only occasionally after his ordination in 1861. According to stories, Carroll was shy and he even hid his hands continually within a pair of gray-and-black gloves. Carroll also wrote humorous verse, such as “The Hunting of the Snark” and mathematical works.
During one picnic - on July 4, 1862 - Carroll started to tell a long story to Alice Liddell, The Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was born from these tales. The friendship with the Liddell family ended abruptly in June 1863, two years before Wonderland was published. Originally the book appeared under the title Alice's Adventures Under Ground. The sequel Through the Looking Class, appeared in 1871. It is perhaps more often quoted than the first, featuring the poems Jabberwocky and The Walrus and the Carpenter. The artist John Tenniel refused to illustrate one chapter in Through the Looking Class because he thought that it was ridiculous. The chapter was published later in 1872 as The Wasp in a Wig. The author's life and work has become a constant area for speculation and his exploring of the boundaries of sense and nonsense has inspired a number of psychological studies and novels. The same laws dominate the Wonderland: "'Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: 'we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.' 'How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice. 'You must be,' said the Cat, 'or you wouldn't have come here.'"
A boat, beneath a sunny sky Lingering onward dreamily In an evening of July -- Children three that nestle near, Eager eye and willing ear Pleased a simple tale to hear -- Long has paled that sunny sky: Echoes fade and memories die: Autumn frosts have slain July. Still she haunts me, phantomwise Alice moving under skies Never seen by waking eyes. Children yet, the tale to hear, Eager eye and willing ear, Lovingly shall nestle near. In a Wonderland they lie, Dreaming as the days go by, Dreaming as the summers die: Ever drifting down the stream -- Lingering in the golden gleam -- Life what is it but a dream?
I chose to write about Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll because Alice is one of my favorite stories. Carroll’s poetry and short stories boarder on the ridiculous and are very satirical. A lot of the satire found in Alice is based on Carroll’s reaction to politics that were going on in Great Britain during his life time. The images his poetry and the idea that he used the ridiculous to communicate is kind of how I view myself and my life…ridiculously entertaining with a hint of satire.
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