Well, first of all, Lewis Carroll's poems are often overanalyzed. He wrote nonsense poems. He just liked to snap words together to sound nice. Which they did!
Now, I would her will be pitied. Would = wish. Will = what the girl wanted. Pitied = considered, accommodated. He's saying "I hope the girl gets whatever it is she wants."
Then in the next line he does a kind of play on words. The word 'pity' here has two meanings, one meaning that she feels sorry for him, the other is that she 'wants' him, the same meaning as the previous line. "I wanted her to have what she wanted, and whaddya know? She wanted me!"
I ate a crow today
ate my sock he did
a sock once said I
crow he said I eat
today did I eat pants
LE4dGOLEM wrote:your ability to tell things from things remains one of your skills.
Weeks wrote:Not only can you tell things from things, you can recognize when a thing is a thing
DavidSpencer wrote:Goplat wrote:It doesn't get any better than that
I propose the following word square:
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