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PARODY:  noun:   an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect.  Verb: produce a humourously exaggerated imitation of (a writer, artist, or genre)
Lewis Carroll, in his poem "Jabberwocky" showed us what fun you can have making up words in a rhyming poem.  Have you tried a paradody on "Jabberwocky"?  I hope, by my own, I can give you a nudge into trying one yourself.  I have followed the metre in that famous poem.  What fun!  Josie 
 

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BRAVE, BRAVE SLEDDERCLOB

(A 'shadow poem'/parody of

Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll)

By Josie Whitehead

Brave Brave Sledderclob

‘Twas terrible the barby greaves
     Did pyre and slimber on the dume.
All groppy were the burraflees
     And the flurid blanes were troom.

Beware the Frohtuck, please beware!
    The toothless flob, the sightless frab.
Beware the carracarrabat,
     And tear fast from the clumbling prab.

Sledderclob grabbed his trusty sword
    And driddled through the Mory Fran,
Then crossed the Mixel Netherford
    And rested gently on the cran. 

Then, with a privel glint of hand,
    The Frohtuck came with hair betract,
But, pruffing o’er the preevy sand,
     His fliching sneezum cracked.

Left right and centre, down and through,
    Sledderclob advanced with spreed.
He drubbed the Frohtuck by his proo
     And did the fatal deed.

 

The Frohtuck lay with brickling prown
     Upon the clubey dranit sand,
Whilst fluvered Sledderclob looked down,
     His sword still in his hand.

‘Twas terrible the barby greaves
     Did pyre and slimber on the dume.
All groppy were the burraflees
     And the flurid blanes were troom.

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This was another of the almost 400 poems which teachers and children in schools right across West Yorkshire chose in 2010 for publication in one of the five books which AMS Educational Publishers published.  I hope you like it.  It was great fun to write, especially making up so many words.  Josie