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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The production delighted audiences when it premiered in Scarborough in 2010, immersing audiences in the weird and wonderful world of The Owl and the Pussycat writer Edward Lear's nonsense poetry.
Just as there can be nonsense poetry, this is a species of nonsense painting.
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.
At 10 and 11, I was writing science fiction and nonsense poetry.
7) Hugh Haughton, "Introduction," The Chatto Book of Nonsense Poetry (London: Chatto and Windus, 1988), pp.
He cruised under sail with the specific goal of following in the wake of artist and nonsense poetry writer Edward Lear (1812-1888) The result is "After You Mr.
Cutler wrote surreal songs, nonsense poetry and books and continued to perform live until 2004.