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Brush Up Your Shakespeare

Understanding Nonsense Words in Context:

Jabberwocky Madlib (by Lewis Carroll and You)


’Twas _________ (setting/time), and the ________(adj)  __________(nouns)

Did_______(verb) and_________ (verb) in the ___________ (noun) : 

All __________ (adj) were the___________ (nouns), 

And the _______ (adj) _________(nouns)___________ (verb).  

“Beware the __________(noun), my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! 

Beware the _________  (adj/noun) bird, and shun the __________ (adj)___________ (noun)!” 

He took his _________ (adj) sword in hand; long time the __________(adj) foe he sought— 

So rested he by the ________ (adj/noun) tree, and stood awhile in thought. 

And, as in ________ (adj) thought he stood, the ________ (noun), with eyes of flame, 

Came ________ (verb) through the ___________ (adj/noun) wood, 

And ________ (verb) as it came!  One, two! One, two! And through and through, 

The _______ (adj/noun) blade went ________(sound)! 

He left it dead, and with its head, He went ___________ (verb) back. 

“And hast thou slain the__________ (noun)? Come to my arms, my ________ (adj) boy! 

O ________ (adj) day! ___________(exclamation)!__________(exclamation)!” 

He chortled in his joy. 

’Twas _________ (setting/time), and the ________(adj)  __________(nouns) 

Did _______(verb) and_________ (verb) in the ___________ (noun) : 

All __________ (adj) were the___________(nouns), 

And the _______ (adj)  _________ (nouns)___________ (verb). 

Who said it, Shakespeare or a Disney Princess?


1. Our fate lives within us, you only have to be brave enough to see it.


2. How far that little candle throws his beams!  So shines a good deed in a naughty world.


3. If I wear a mask I can fool the world, but I cannot fool my heart.


4. Things won are done.


5. We know what we are but know not what we may be.


6. He is now as valiant as Hercules that only tells a lie and swears it. I cannot be a man with wishing; therefore I will die a woman with grieving.


7. As your merciful princess, I hereby decree that everyone that was ever mean to me shall be executed.


8. Though she be but little, she is fierce.

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