O Frabjous Day!

O Frabjous Day I cried Come tell me how you live And thumped him on the head Conjuring wily walruses dancing lobsters a Jabberwock and a Bandersnatch Carroll s fantastical verse gave new words to the English la

  • Title: O Frabjous Day!
  • Author: Lewis Carroll
  • ISBN: 9780241251935
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Paperback
  • I cried, Come, tell me how you live And thumped him on the head Conjuring wily walruses, dancing lobsters, a Jabberwock and a Bandersnatch, Carroll s fantastical verse gave new words to the English language.

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    1. Absolutely wonderful to read. Some of these poems I already knew as they abbreviated versions from Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass but there were also some entirely new ones which I'd never read and which were excellent too!I will say this is a super quick read (being a tiny book) but I honestly think it's well worth making sure to read it out loud as the poems all work SO MUCH better when the rhythm and pace and intonation is added to them. I read this whole book aloud and loved i [...]

    2. I'm going to be very upfront with you: Lewis Carroll doesn't write my kind of poetry. I am not a huge fan of satire in this overly funny/ simple/ nursing-rhyme-kind of way and so by default Carroll's poetry should fall flat for me. But that isn't the case. [insert Bethoven's 5th here, please] As some of you may know I study linguistics, and I am very interested in the different ways authors play with language and I am just in awe of Carroll's skill. You can say a lot about him – but not that h [...]

    3. What pleasurable read. A book of nonsence that had me smilling and reliving moments of my childhood.Highly recommended.

    4. I cried, “Come, tell me how you live!” And thumped him on the head.Lewis Carroll is probably one of the most renowned English classical authors, most known for his work, the Alice in Wonderland series. As I prepare to sit and read through the AiW series, I decided to order the Little Black Classic of O frabjous day!, a collection of poems from Carroll’s Jabberwocky and Other Nonsense: Collected Poems. The Jabberwocky is something most known from Alice in Wonderland, with Frabjous Day being [...]

    5. I received this book a little while ago actually, for my birthday, and I had a hankering to read some more poetry so thought it would be the perfect opportunity to do so. I adore these Penguin 'little black classics' and wish to own more of them actually (I'm really eyeing up the box set!). Good, short reads that are often lesser-known works of fiction and non-fiction from classic, beloved authors! This is of course a collection of poems by Lewis Carroll, of 'Alice In Wonderland' fame and my sec [...]

    6. 4.5Recently I fell in love with poems. A year or so ago I considered poems useless - there were pretty ones, but in general - not my thing, now, especially due to The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories I'm a sucker for poetry. Especially weird poetry. And if Lewis Carroll isn't a great choice for that, than who is?There are a few Alice poems included which of course I knew before, but I also got to read a few I haven't heard of before. Carroll's wit, weird words and slight black [...]

    7. Love Carrolls writing I had read all of this before but I like to have this little treasure in my collection.

    8. 'But wait a bit,' the Oysters cried,Before we have our chat: For some of us are out of breath And all of us are fat!'It contain some lovely poems and hilarious lines but, sadly, I only liked the first part of this tiny book. The second part contains poems from the Hunting on the Snark>, which failed to impress me. The first one, on the other hand, was great. Some Alice-ish poems and some I have never encountered before. The Mock Turtle's Song I is still my fav and it was nice to get to know i [...]

    9. "Portmanteau"Boojum - something that vanishes.Nonsense poemsHidden meaning for the search for happiness? Snark is an allegory for happiness?Speaking of Snark, Fit the Sixth wasn't included and so I had to look it up online. Where was the editor on this? An hour of my life I'll never get back. Torture. Had you YouTube orations just to get through it. Carroll had serous issues.#ISATRAT shortest book challenge 2017.Conclusion in a word: jaberwocky

    10. Great collection of Lewis Carroll songs/poems. I still think the Jabberwocky is my favorite, but 'How doth the little crocodile', 'You are old, Father William', and The Walrus and the Carpenter' are fun to read since they make me think of watching the animated Disney movie as a kid.

    11. "Twas brillig, and the slithey toves, did gyre and gimble in the wabe"I always loved Carroll's poems tucked nicely into the pages of Alice in Wonderland, and so reading "O Frabjous Day!" was a treat as far as becoming reacquainted with such beautiful lines as "'The time has come' the Walrus said 'to talk of many things: of shoes - of ships - of sealing-wax -Of cabbages - and kings!'. The high points were the old classics, including The Walrus and The Carpenter, Jabberwocky and You are old, Fathe [...]

    12. I'm literally lost. This is utterly nonsensical or i just dont understand the beauty of Lewis Caroll's poems. *sigh. I think i will re-read this book with a complete guide from google or to understand it better. I have to admit i suck so bad at literature so please dont mind me giving him 3 stars.

    13. Lewis Carroll has an incredible imagination. A lot of these poems are really funny. I especially enjoyed "Brother and Sister", and of course the ones from the Alice in Wonderland-universe are particularly appealing to me. "The hunting of the Snark" was a lot of fun too. Overall a great read!

    14. Odd in a way that only Lewis Carroll can pull off. Made up words and weird creatures all mixed up in poems with nice rhythms. I especially enjoyed Jabberwocky which at first didn't register as English in my mind.

    15. I liked a few poems in this books but some were pretty terrifying, they went from fun childish poems to dark and kind of morbid. It was a definitely an interesting read but not a favourite!

    16. enjoyed the first few stories but the last one (which is the majority of the book) was complete nonsense!

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