What do you think about the story the mouse tells Alice? What is relevant about the formatting of the poem?
Speak about the pun on tail/tale and the shape of the poem, which is formatted to resemble a mouse's curvy tail. The structure of the poem also includes something called a "tail rhyme" because the third line of each stanza is more lengthier than the preceding two.
What do you think about the fact that Alice changes size several times? Do you think it's symbolic?
Alice's changing size is often interpreted as nonsense, but it can also be seen as a comment on the difficulties of moving from childhood to adulthood. Carroll had a...
Join Now to View Premium Content
GradeSaver provides access to 907 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 7165 literature essays, 2012 sample college application essays, 296 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.