Jabberwocky

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

'Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!'

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought --
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood a while in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One two! One two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

'And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

CREATE!

Choose project 1 or project 2:

1. Use vocaroo.com to record yourself reading the poem in a completely different mood and style. Vocaroo will provide a link to your finished recording. Copy the link and paste it in the shared Google Doc.

  1. lighthearted and fun
  2. a political speech
  3. coach’s motivational speech
  4. romantic
  5. humorous
  6. rap, country, or other music
  7. a sports cheer

2. Write a poem that parodies Jabberwocky. Use the same type of rhyme scheme and rhythm, but completely change the topic. Write your poem in  the shared Google Doc. See the example below.

Jabbercandy
by Dwight Gleason

'Twas hershey, and the chocolate fudge
Did boil and bubble in the vat;
All melted were the M&Ms,
Just looking made you fat.

"Beware the Saccharin, my son!
Its cancer kills like poison dip!
Beware the Jujube, and shun
The snaky licorice whip!"

He took his candy sword in hand;
Long time the wrigley foe he sought--
So rested he by the Mars-bar tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in reese's thought he stood,
The Saccharine, with eyes of flame,
Came skittling through the starburst wood,
And snickered as it came!

One two! One two! And through and through
The candy blade with twinkie foam!
He left it dead, and with its head
He trick-or-treated home.

"And hast thou slain the Saccharin?
Like tried the FDA?"
And in his mouth went Almond Joys,
(He ate food all the day.)

'Twas hershey, and the chocolate fudge
Did boil and bubble in the vat;
All melted were the M&Ms,

Just looking made you fat.