Lewis Carroll

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  • We all believe that we are mad in some kind of way. That is what makes our imagination so special. Imagination is what makes a poet so unique in their writing.
  • Let’s join Alice Liddel as she follows the White Rabbit into the rabbit hole towards Wonderland and meet a very brilliant and distinctive poet, Lewis Carroll.
  • >Charles had written many Mathematical books but he only used Lewis Carroll for his children books >His pen name cam from a translation in Latin as "Carolus Lodovicus", then anglicized and reversing their order. > He is famous for his well known Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the looking glass and what Alice Found there.
  • >Charles was enrolled to Rugby School. After Rugby he enrolled to the University of Oxford. He followed his father’s wishes to attend Christ Church University. >He married his cousin Francis Jane Lutwidge in 1827
  • >During his years as a student Charles was bullied by older boys.He was not the best speaker and had a stutter. He had suffered illness during his time. He had the Whooping cough that had left him with a persistent cough which returns once in a while during his lifetime. The measles that had left his left year deaf and it can not be improved. >As a photographer his models were young children mainly young girls. >His favorite model was Alice Liddle who he had a very unhealthy friendship with. He was inspired by her to write Alice in Wonderland and is the main character. Charles wanted to marry Alice when she was 11 years old.
  • Looks like the white rabbit wants me to get to two of Lewis’ poems.
  • Most of Lewis Carroll’s are written with words he made up or nonsense words. 1 st Stanza: There is a lot if imagery. The way the sentence is constructed is different from any poem. \\ 2 nd Stanza: Describes the dangerous creatures and the how dangerous the Jabberwocky is. 3 rd Stanza: The “he” with the vorpal sword is the hero who is a mere boy. 4 th Stanza: The creatures comes towards the hero. 5 th Stanza; The boy slays the Jabberwocky. 6 th Stanza: His father is proud of the boy. 7 th Stanza: Returns to the beginning of the poem.
  • >Stanza 1-2: Refers to a rowing trip Charles took with Alice Liddle and her two younger sisters, Edith and Lorina. >Stanza 3-4: Charles is fading away from the Liddle family between the publications of Alice in Wonderland and Through the looking glass. >Stanza 5-6: It looks forward and anticipates that the children in upcoming generations will enjoy the books. >Finality: Revise the first two stanzas but it uses it as a metaphor to life. >The poem's an acrostic riddle containing its own answer: the first letter of each line spells out Alice Pleasance Liddell --the original Alice.
  • >It’s an expansion of the centuries-old child’s song. >Charles had limited it exactly twenty-one lines, one for each letter of Alice's name. These triplets create a strange mood of things left undone, things cut off early--a mood to suit his theme. >Things are left undone like his future with Alice >Alice grew up too fast >The end of his friendship with Alice and her family >Our ideas and dreams live on but not us.
  • Lewis Carroll

    1. 1. I’M NOT MAD,MY REALITY IS DIFFERENT FROM YOURS QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
    2. 2. Lewis Carroll QuickTime™ and a GIF decompressor are needed to see this picture.Presentation by Brenda Yerith Caceres 4th Hour English IV Mrs.Jones
    3. 3. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson Pen Name : Lewis Carroll Born: January 27, 1832 Died: January 14, 1898 Writer of:★Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland★Through the Looking Glass★Useful and Instructive Poetry★Phantasmagoria★Rhyme? and Reason?★Sylvie and Bruno
    4. 4. Who is he?English Author Suffered in schoolMathematician like any other student Photographer Married to Frances Jane Lutwidge and father of 11 children
    5. 5. What kind of weirdo is he? Problems ★Shy ★Struggled with strummer ★Suffered illness self-concious around children, especially around young girls.He preferred children as his models for his portraits.An unhealthy friendship with Alice Liddle who was the youngest daughter of the Dean of the Church of Christ.
    6. 6. White Rabbit is getting impatient QuickTime™ and a GIF decompressor are needed to see this picture.
    7. 7. JabberwockyTwas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: "brillig" "toves" "outgribing" “burbled” "gimble" "gyre" "mome" “whiffling” “manxome” “tum-tum” "mimsy" Bird” "rath" “jujube “uffish” "slithy" badgers — "borogove"in the “bandersnatch”like aAll mimsy were the borogoves, round wabe" "thebetween can — slangisthinand oclock "Lithe"is means of "from home" four like is to somethingandaholes also are theis tomeaning “variable is variant sort of green bellowing something“bubble” pig term“frumious" voice is go dangerous round for make stringed shortsomething animal sound of from isisandawhistling,round when you a state of mind miserable" — "flimsy shabby-looking a meansanotherandwhen thekindbird is "lithe dangerous sun-dial theslimy". the grass-plot of like a animal mean “to—Islegimlet.a lost of theyre somethingtime lizardsor afternoonandthatof“fuming”and combination with And the mome raths outgrabe. the"active".confuse, its perplex,Man like a theyd gyroscope meaning evasive” the and itsasinstrument roughish, gruffisn, feathers stickingsee all with theyre manner same thesneeze things out broiling Youlike beginway, you know. something furious;” violently angry. their muddle”"Beware the Jabberwock, my son! like a portmanteau — huffish two and the—something like temper roundfor dinnerthere are corkscrews in the middle The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! meanings packed up into one word a live mop.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 Tum-tum tree, And stood awhile in thought.And, as in uffish thought he stood, The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,Came wiffling through the tulgey wood, And burbled as it came!
    8. 8. Jabberwocky (Continued)One, two! One, two! And through and through The vorpal blade went snicker-snack! “galumping” “snicker-snack” “chortled” “frabjous” “beamish” He left it dead, and with its head to March on bright “snickernee”; with exultantly laughing that wonderful He went galumphing back. is irregularof chuckling large bounding aablend knife or "And hast thou slain the Jabberwock? movements “fight with a knife” and snorting Come to my arms, my beamish boy! O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!" He chortled in his joy. Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: QuickTime™ and a All mimsy were the borogoves, GIF decompressor are needed to see this picture. And the mome raths outgrabe.
    9. 9. Explanation by the infamous Humpy Dum The speaker is unknown but it is possible that the speaker is a story teller of the Anglo-Saxon period. The stanzas arethwriten in quatrains 4rd The 7 2nd stanza: The 3th stanza: 6 st 5 stanza: 1 FilledwithJabberwockydangerous. ComesTheimagery ABAB, witha regular a comes The Jabberwocky is dangers. Filled with“He” is ofor dangers. Warns backimagery hero. The of something theslain. to the beginning. CDCD,EFEF rhythm scheme. towards the hero. Themes Violence Perseverance Man and Masculinity Good vs Evil Man and the Natural World
    10. 10. Alice’s PoemA boat, beneath a sunny skyLingering onward dreamilyIn an evening of July-- Stanzas 3-4: Stanzas 1-2: Stanzas 5-6: Finality:Children three that nestle near,Eager eye and willing ear, A rowinglove in July IsA Lost generation life just a dream? new tripPleased 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 skiesNever seen by waking eyes.Children yet, the tale to hear,Eager eye and willing ear,Lovingly shall nestle near.In a Wonderland they lie, QuickTime™ and a GIF decompressorDreaming as the days go by, are needed to see this picture.Dreaming as the summers die:Ever drifting down the stream--Lingering in the golden gleam--Life, what is it but a dream?
    11. 11. The Caterpillar’s Wisdom ★The answer to the poem is Row, row, row your boat Gently down the stream Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily Life is but a dream. Rhyme schemeAAA, BBB, AAA, CCC, DDD, AAA, EEE Poetic Devices alliteration Themes end rhyme Things left undone metaphor Things cut off early personification The end of a friendship allusion Dreams repition
    12. 12. Works CitedDean, Cathy. "Jabberwocky." Jabberwocky. N.p., 25 Mar. 1998. Web. 17 Mar. 2013.Shmoop Editorial Team. "Jabberwocky Rhyme, Form & Meter" Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 25 Mar. 2013."Analysis: Through the Looking-Glass." Other. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2013. <http://www.wattpad.com/1521617-analysis-through-the-looking-glass-chapter-8-its >.Humpty Dumpty." Humpty Dumpty. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2013. <http://sabian.org/looking_glass6.php>.Way3.Wayan, Chris. "The World Dream Bank: Alices Poem." The World Dream Bank: Alices Poem. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Apr. 2013.Wayan, Chris. "The World Dream Bank: Alices Poem." The World DreamBank: Alices Poem. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Apr. 2013.Wayan, Chris. "The World Dream Bank: Alices Poem." The World Dream Bank: Alices Poem. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Apr. 2013.Wayan, Chris. "The World Dream Bank: Alices Poem." The World Dream Bank: Alices Poem. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Apr. 2013.
    13. 13. Forgettings just forgetting, except when its not.Then they call it something else. Id like to forget what you did. Ive tried, but I cant QuickTime™ and a GIF decompressor are needed to see this picture.

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