Help your students analyze the nonsense words in Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky" with this easy to follow handout. Use it as bellwork, an in-class assignment, homework, or even for sub plans.
Students learn about portmanteaus, assess rhyme scheme, label parts of speech, and analyze the impact of diction (word choice) on a poem's tone, mood, and theme.
This product contains the .pdf version of the worksheet, as well as access to an editable Google docs version.
Extend this lesson by then having students compare the "Jabberwocky" poem to Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax," which also has portmanteaus.