Day 1

Alice in Wonderland Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    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.

  2. 2

    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 noted aversion to...

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