Lewis Carrollˈs Aliceˈs Adventures in Wonderland drops curious young Alice down a rabbit hole and into an underground world that just gets "curiouser and curiouser." In Wonderland, Alice attempts to understand and impose logic on this illogical dream-world as she faces off against the White Rabbit, the Cheshire-Cat, the Blue Caterpillar, the Mad Hatter, and ultimately the Queen of Hearts. Though Aliceˈs Adventures in Wonderland is sometimes referred to as nonsense literature, hidden in Carrollˈs wordplay are satirical jibes at the politics and propriety of Victorian England.
All in the golden afternoon Full leisurely we glide; For both our oars, with little skill, By little arms are plied, While little hands make vain pretence Our wanderings to guide.
Ah, cruel Three ! In such an hour. Beneath such dreamy weather. To beg a tale of breath too weak To stir the tiniest feather! Yet what can one poor voice avail Against three tongues together?
Imperious Prima flashes forth Her edict “to begin it” — In gentler tone Secunda hopes “There will he nonsense in it!”— While Tertia interrupts the tale Not _more_ than…
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