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Analyzing Poetry: Jabberwocky

Analyzing Poetry: Jabberwocky

Introduce students to the classic poem “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll with this seventh-grade reading comprehension worksheet! Readers will get a chance to make connections between the plot of "Jabberwocky" and other hero's quest tales. They will practice using context clues to determine the meaning of made-up words like “vorpal” and “frabjous.” Students will also explore how Carroll’s use of poetic devices, such as alliteration, repetition, rhyme, and onomatopoeia, contributes to the meaning and tone of the poem. Finally, students will use details from the text to draw a picture of the fearsome creature portrayed in the poem.

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