Tag Archives: Lewis Carroll

For The Joy of Reading

By Lewis Carroll. From Alice in Wonderland. Illustration by Sir John Tenniel. “You are old, Father William,” the young man said, “And your hair has become very white; And yet you incessantly stand on your head— Do you think, at your … Continue reading

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” . . . the ship usually sailed backwards”

To follow Lewis Carroll’s Preface in The Hunting of the Snark (internal link) you must know what a bowsprit and a rudder are. The latter’s form and function is common knowledge, the bowsprit less so. According to the good folks … Continue reading

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The Hunting of the Snark

The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in Eight Fits) is the only Lewis Carroll poem that doesn’t have a happy ending. That, though, cannot take away from the happy character it possesses from beginning to end. Described as nonsense … Continue reading

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How does one become a better writer?

Practice seems an obvious answer but it’s an incomplete one. What’s needed is practice backed up with better reading. You need to be influenced by great writers while you flesh out your own sentences. No one desiring to draw a … Continue reading

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