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“Jabberwocky”: One of literature’s best bits of nonsense

Dive into Lewis Carroll’s epic nonsense poem, “Jabberwocky” from his novel “Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.”

As Alice wanders through the dreamscape of Looking-Glass Land in Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There,” she happens across a book written in an unintelligible language. Inside, she discovers an epic poem filled with nonsense, fearsome creatures, and whimsical language. Dive into Carroll’s legendary poem, “Jabberwocky” and see if you can make sense of the nonsense.

Poem by Lewis Carroll, directed by Sjaak Rood.

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