Figurative Language In The Poem Jabberwocky By Lewis Carroll

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The poem “Jabberwocky” tells an interesting story and easy to follow along with. Lewis Carroll is the writer of this poem but is not the speaker, she puts a mood of fear into the poem, and she uses figurative language to hide feelings and emotions in the poem. This is a poem that many people should understand even though there is some confusing words in a few lines in the stanzas. If you look below all of the figurative language and look harder there is a different meaning to this poem. Lewis Carroll is not the speaker of this poem but a father is. She presents this easily by the lines five and twenty-two by saying, “‘Beware the Jabberwock, my son!’” and “‘Come to my arms, my beamish boy!’” these two lines in the poem show that it is a parent a mother or a father of the son. The way to tell it is a father is by line twenty-four by saying, “He chortled in his joy.” talking about the father chuckling in joy for his son for killing the “Jabberwocky.” The father in this poem is warning his son about all the creatures in the dark that he needs to watch out for while looking for the Jabberwocky. Carroll uses figurative language in this poem…show more content…
One way the reader can tell that Lewis is trying to put fear into the son is by the way the father is talking about the “Jabberwocky” and everything that the creature can do and what it looks like. In stanza two the father is warning his son, “‘Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!’”about the “Jabberwocky.” After the son kills the “Jabberwocky,” the father expresses delight that the creature is dead. The father shows his joy in stanza six by saying, “‘And, has thou slain the Jabberwock? Come to my arms, my beamish boy! O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!’ He chortled in his
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