nonsense verse

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nonsense verse

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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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Rowling's Harry Potter stories, Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, Helen Fielding's recent novel Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Vladimir Nabokov's autobiography Speak, Memory, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, several science fiction novels, Lucian's A True Story (from second-century Rome), an eighteenth-century collection of hymns for children, Dickens' Great Expectations, Lewis Carroll's nonsense poem "The Hunting of the Snark," some fourteenth- and fifteenth-century German nonsense poetry, and surrealist artworks by Joan Miro, Man Ray, Victor Brauner, Meret Oppenheim, Ren6 Magritte, Max Ernst, and Kurt Seligmann.
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7) Hugh Haughton, "Introduction," The Chatto Book of Nonsense Poetry (London: Chatto and Windus, 1988), pp.