Lewis Carroll Poems

Lewis Carroll was an English author who is best remembered for his novels, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. His poem, Jabberwocky,’ is one of the best-loved examples of nonsense verse in the English language. He was also a photographer and inventor.


by Lewis Carroll

‘Jabberwocky’ by Lewis Carroll is a brilliant nonsense poem. It tells the story of one person’s quest to slay the Jabberwock and the incredible creatures they meet along the way.

Lewis Carrol, whose real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, was a 19th-century English author and mathematician who is best known for his children's literature, including Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and the poem 'The Jabberwocky.' It's considered one of his best pieces, showing off his wordplay, humor, and imaginative language, and enjoyment of challenging traditional poetic conventions.

’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves

Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:

All mimsy were the borogoves,

And the mome raths outgrabe.

The Walrus and the Carpenter

by Lewis Carroll

‘The Walrus and the Carpenter’ is a narrative poem by Lewis Carroll. It was included in his 1871 novel ‘Through the Looking-Glass.’

'The Walrus and the Carpenter' is a classic Lewis Carroll poem. It showcases his clever wordplay and humor, with memorable characters and a catchy rhythm. The poem's absurdity and dark humor also appeal to children and adults. The themes of deception and betrayal, as well as the dangers of blind trust, add depth and complexity to the seemingly lighthearted story.

The sun was shining on the sea,

Shining with all his might;

He did his very best to make

The billows smooth and bright—

The Crocodile

by Lewis Carroll

‘The Crocodile’ by Lewis Carroll tells, very briefly, of a crocodile who sneakily attracts fish and then swallows them with a big smile on his face.

As the author of such famous works as "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass," Lewis Carroll is known for his whimsical and imaginative style of writing. 'The Crocodile' is no exception, showcasing his ability to weave together humor, poetry, and childlike wonder into a charming and delightful piece.

How doth the little crocodile

     Improve his shining tail,

And pour the waters of the Nile

     On every golden scale!

Explore more poems from Lewis Carroll

A Valentine

by Lewis Carroll

‘A Valentine’ is an unusual poem about friendship and love affairs and how the two compare to one another. 


by Lewis Carroll

‘Acrostic’ by Lewis Carroll is an acrostic poem. The poet talks about three “little maidens” in the poem and how

My Fairy

by Lewis Carroll

In ‘My Fairy’, the very essence of this poem is drenched in irony in that “a fairy” can be thought of as a childish creature.

My Fancy

by Lewis Carroll

‘My Fancy’ by Lewis Carroll is a poem where confusion and exaggeration are offered to show a distinct variation between expectation and reality.


by Lewis Carroll

‘Punctuality’ by Lewis Carroll expresses the importance of being “punctual” and showing respect enough for endeavors to treat them with promptness.

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