Poet Spotlight

Poet Spotlight- Lewis Carroll

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 Fun Facts:

  • Lewis Carroll never was married.
  • He was shy as a child and stammered when he spoke.
  • Alice in Wonderland began when Lewis Carroll was telling a nonsense story to little children. 
  • Lewis Carroll photographed nude children(with their parents' permission)
  • Lewis Carroll suffered from epilepsy, partial deafness and ADHD.
  • Charles Dodgson based the sequal to "Alice in Wonderland", ("Through the looking Glass") on chess.
  • Lewis Carroll's "favorite" number is 42, or so it is thought since the number 42 often appeared in his writing.

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Overview of Lewis Carroll

Born on: January 27, 1832

Born in: Daresbury, Chesire, England

Roll in Family: eldest son, third child

Education: Rugby School and Christ Church

Religion: Anglican

Died on: January 14,1898

Died in: Guildford, Surrey, England

Died at the age of: 85


Lewis    Carroll

       Have you ever wanted to run away from your problems, to enter a mystical world where life is simple and everything isn't as it seems? Have you ever seen the glorious movie or read the book, "Alice in Wonderland"? Lewis Carroll accomplished just that when he wrote "Alice in Wonderland."

     Charles Dodgson was born on January 27,1832 in Daresbury, Chesire, England, though you may know him better as Lewis Carroll. Lewis Carroll was the eldest boy in his family, though he was the third child. His family was easy going and he enjoyed his childhood. From 1846-1850 he attended Rugby School and graduated with high honors, especially in math. Afterwards he attended Christ Church in Oxford England for further studies. When he graduated he became a teacher/tutor at the college. On January 14,1898 in Guildford, Surrey, England Charles Dodgson passed away.

       At what point in life did Lewis Carroll change his name and become famous? It all began one sunny day on a boat on July 4, 1862. Dodgson was telling a family friend,Alice, and her sisters a nonsense story to entertain them. He would later propose to Alice and she would refuse, so he wrote Alice in Wonderland for her as a peace offering(which didn't work). Lewis Carroll changed his name when he published his book for the first time. Lewis Carroll also was into photographing children and wrote astonishing poems. His poetry was published in magazines and news articles. Some of the poetry that he wrote was:

"Jabberwocky" (video to the top left)

"The Walrus and the Carpenter" (featured in "Alice in Wonderland")

"The Hunt of the Snark" 

"How Doth the Little Crocodile"

"You are Old, Father William"  

"A Boat Beneath the Sunny Sky"

"Speak Roughly to Your Little Boy"


and so much more!

For a full list of his poems click here:



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