Writing Style of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” is Poetic, Clever and yet Simple


Lewis Carroll has written Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for child audience, then why its writing style is so poetic and clever?


Though this story is for children, however, this is probably above their level and even above Alice’s age too. Its introduction uses longer vocabulary words, yet contains simple and relatively straight forward language that readers could understand. The style is very clever, as author plays on words, homophone confusion, puns, and making metaphors as literal embellishment, which add richness to his writing and purpose of doing this is to capture the attention of adults and a more educated audience. In addition, author also uses poetic language like parodying songs and nursery rhymes.


Write, write what? I’m not a robot?