Literary Nonsense Genre: Definition & Examples


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Which of these elements is not a characteristic of literary nonsense?

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1. The work of these two writers is considered to mark the beginning of the literary nonsense genre:

2. Literary nonsense is a sub-genre of what broad category of literature?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Going through this worksheet and quiz lets you effectively check your knowledge of the literary nonsense genre. You will be quizzed on characteristics of this genre.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assets, you will be tested on:

  • Edward Lear's most famous work
  • Characteristics of literary nonsense
  • Two writers who essentially started the literary nonsense movement
  • Lewis Carroll's work that best represents this genre

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the corresponding English lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding characteristics of literary nonsense
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding a famous work by Edward Lear and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Develop a better understanding of this genre using the lesson Literary Nonsense Genre: Definition & Examples. This lesson is great for learning more about these topics:

  • Definition of genre
  • History of literary nonsense
  • Examples of literary nonsense