Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

By Lewis Carroll

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CliffsComplete Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland   is respected as either a piece of formative years whimsy and nonsense and as a satirical exam of the character of language, Victorian morality, and the English felony system.

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Prima demands the narrator to “begin it;” Secunda requires that the narrator include elements of nonsense; and Tertia frequently interrupts the narrative. By the fifth stanza, the poem reads as an apology for the narrator’s limited imagination and storytelling ability. ” The narrator claims that these are the external events leading to the story that follows. seems natural, but then Alice overhears the White Rabbit mutter, “Oh dear! Oh dear! ” The White Rabbit introduces the literary element of anthropomorphism (attributing human characteristics to an animal or inanimate object) into the story.

Oh, my dear Dinah! ” And here poor Alice began to cry again, for she felt very lonely and low-spirited. In a little while, however, she again heard a little pattering of footsteps in the distance, and she looked up eagerly, half hoping that the Mouse had changed his mind, and was coming back to finish his story. magpie: any of several jaylike corids, passerine birds characterized by black-and-white coloring, a long, tapering tail, and a habit of noisy chattering. COMMENTARY W hen the party of beasts, birds, and Alice reaches the shore all are wet and uncomfortable, they engage in a discussion about how to get dry.

Oh, how I wish I could shut up like a telescope! ” For, you see, so many out-of-the-way things had happened lately, that Alice had begun to think that very few things indeed were really impossible. There seemed to be no use in waiting by the little door, so she went back to the table, half hoping she might find another key on it, or at any rate a book of rules for shutting people up like telescopes: this time she found a little bottle on it, (“which certainly was not here before,” said Alice,) and round the neck of the bottle was a paper label, with the words “DRINK ME” beautifully printed on it in large letters.

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