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nonsense verse

n.
Verse characterized by humor or whimsy and often featuring nonce words.

nonsense verse

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(Poetry) verse in which the sense is nonexistent or absurd, such as that of Edward Lear
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Noun1.nonsense verse - nonsensical writing (usually verse)
hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality, bunk - a message that seems to convey no meaning
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nonsense verse

nNonsensvers m, → Unsinnsvers m; (= genre)Nonsensverse pl, → Unsinnsverse pl
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For me it was "callooh", for the kids "callay" (expressions of happiness in Carroll's nonsense poem, Jabberwocky).
Sheree still doesn't think that she's written the perfect nonsense poem, and she believes she will likely go to her grave not having done so.
Known as a nonsense poem, but Humpty Dumpty translates the words as if they are logical and make sense
Working in groups, the pupils participated in a 'sense and nonsense' workshop, and watched a video of the nonsense poem 'Jabberwocky' written by Lewis Carroll.
His rock opera album The Hunting Of The Snark, based on the Lewis Carroll nonsense poem, featured the likes of Sir John Gielgud, John Hurt and The Who's Roger Daltrey.
After translation had been examined within the frames of language philosophical investigations (Anna Kerchy, University of Szeged, Hungary), students had to translate "Jabberwocky" (1871), a nonsense poem by Lewis Carroll, into their native languages.
The Fat Budgie," a beloved nonsense poem, could fetch between $25,000 and $35,000.
Since it is a nonsense poem, intended for humor, "the Latinate vocabulary [.
After being awarded IBBY Canada's Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award in 2009 for his illustrations of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Tundra, 2009), Lipchencko turns his attention to Lewis Carroll's nonsense poem about a group of unlikely companions searching for a creature known as a snark.
Templar should be congratulated on their sumptuous edition of this much loved nonsense poem which also includes several others less well known such as 'The Dong with the luminous nose' and 'The jumblies'.
This wonderful nonsense poem reflects Hiccup's playfulness and childlike view of the world," he said.
Students applied the formula, but with a shift in purpose of the text--no longer a nonsense poem written to entertain, but to describe how light conveys information.