nonsense verse


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nonsense verse

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

nonsense verse

n
(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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ON OPENING THE COLLECTED POEMS OF MERVYN PEAKE and discovering that, despite the title, the volume excludes his nonsense verse, the reader experiences the same dampened feeling as on finding that T.
Seussian is largely language in which good sense is cloaked in nonsense verse.
This is because it relies too heavily on "lightweight" nonsense verse and not enough on the classics, allegedly risking the current generation being alienated from poetry.
With this volume, biographer Winnigton and Peake's son Sebastian seek to enlighten fans to his numerous other accomplishments, including children's books and nonsense verse, abundant drawings and paintings, war art and lampoons, and illustrations for classic novels such as Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland.
the Reverend Dodgson, brilliant in several fields, created an epic monster that makes sense in Jabberwocky's nonsense verse, even adding a number of words to the English language.
As a child I responded to the rhythms and the sounds of nursery rhymes and nonsense verse.
The author has added two new chapters to meet the latest fashions in literary history and criticism: one on women's poetry and one on nonsense verse.
The largest book in the hand-press period is reduced to one of the smallest, in part of course a delicious joke appropriate to one of the inventors of English nonsense verse,(11) but a joke that reinforces the fundamental promise of Christianity for the exaltation of the humble.
In The Owl and the Pussycat (1978), Edward Lear's nonsense verse was read by Liza Minnelli for a fund-raising gala and later read by others.
For some tastes, the playful mode of nonsense verse which Corless-Smith often engages might wear thin.
London, November 12 (ANI): Russell Brand and partner Katy Perry have reportedly recorded a rendition of poet Edward Lear's 1871 nonsense verse 'The Owl And The Pussycat'.