The Hunting of the Snark

The Hunting of the Snark


Lewis Carroll Other

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An Agony in 8 Fits
This nonsensical verse poem at times borrows from Carroll's "Jabberwocky"
Allegory, riddle, nonsense? Carroll himself was said to have admitted he didn't know. It can be viewed on one level as simply playing with words and rhyme. Yet there are subtle sub-texts that have baffled and delighted enthusiasts for years. Unpeeling an onion is one way of describing this work. Reading too much into a nonsense story in verse is another. Still worth a look to decide for yourself. Maybe the blank map is a clue to the real meaning. This poem is a personal journey and the map we need to populate for ourselves. Enjoy and good hunting!--Submitted by Paul Snarkhunter


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They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care;

They pursued it with forks and hope;

They threatened its life with a railway-share;……


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