nonsense verse


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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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Those in English discuss Proustian masquerades: I or not-I, prosody as field of play: a neglected issue in the translation of nonsense verse, and odd men in: the 2011 film Intouchables.
It begins with familiar nonsense verse words to a popular tune, then gradually evolve into something quite different from the original verse, For example, the lines "Can you use them to go spying?
In "Rhyme," Michael Campbell reprises the same appreciation for fun that informs his argument in Irish Poetry Under the Union when he uses nonsense verse from Tennyson and Edward Lear to frame his discussion of some of the ways in which "issues of naturalness of speech and comic incongruity which lie behind many considerations of rhyme were pressing for the sense of craft practiced by the Victorian poets" (75).
London, June 5 ( ANI ): John Lennon's books and manuscripts of parodies, nonsense verse and poetry have sold for record high prices at Sotheby's New York.
This is perhaps most noticeable in the context of nonrepresentational art such as Jackson Pollock's drip paintings and Lewis Carroll's nonsense verse.
I loved and still love not just the characters and strange encounters but the humour, bizarre logic and the mix of prose and nonsense verse.
The Nonsense Verse of Edward Lear was reissued this year in a beautifully illustrated hardback.
The playful, whimsical language and the abundance of nonce words have made the poem one of the greatest examples of nonsense verse in the English language.
4 What J is the name of Lewis Carroll's nonsense verse about a fictitious monster in the novel Through the Looking Glass?
Within the broad spectrum of nonsense verse is also a style of writing that places eve- rything back to front, or contrary to common sense ("I went around a straight crooked cor- ner and saw a dead donkey die"), rendering the world absurd and defying logical reason- ing.
Most appealing is perhaps Mayfair dealer Andrew Wyld's 'Wyld in Manhattan', which takes place at Dickinson (19 East 66th Street, New York; +1 212 772 8083) from 22 January to 18 February, and will display a delightful array of British 18th- and 19th-century paperworks--including watercolour landscapes by Turner (1775-1851) and a rare oil on paper by artist and writer of nonsense verse, Edward Lear (1812-88).