Tag: Nonsense Verse


Five of the Best Edward Lear Poems

The greatest poems by Edward Lear selected by Dr Oliver Tearle Although he’s well-known as a pioneer of the poetic form known as the limerick, Edward Lear (1812-88) wrote a number of other classic poems which are among the finest examples of ‘nonsense verse’. Here are five of Edward Lear’s […]


The Best Lewis Carroll Poems

Five of the best pieces of Carrollian nonsense selected by Dr Oliver Tearle Lewis Carroll (1832-98) is probably best-remembered for his two novels for children, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. The latter of these two books contained the classic nonsense poem, ‘Jabberwocky’, and Carroll’s poetry can easily […]