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... of two Non-sense Children Texts Introduction If nonsense writing is about the tension between order and disorder, order ultimately prevails. This paper will examine this statement with reference to two nonsense texts for children. These texts are Edward Lear’s Book of Nonsense and the poem by Carroll Lewis, titled Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
Search for Order in the Disorder
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are (Lewis, Carroll, 1865)
This is a nursery rhyme that a child learns from his parents, teachers and grandparents. If you ask a child ...