Jabberwocky

 
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#1 Jabberwocky: It is a dragon

Jabberwocky: It is a dragon with a whisked fish head, mouse-like teeth, insect-like antennas and talon-like claws. In the poem "Jabberwocky", it tells how a hero went out to slay the Jabberwock with his vorpal sword. The hero kills the Jabberwock and goes home with his head.

#2 The Jabberwocky is a poem

The Jabberwocky is a poem writen by Lewis Carroll in the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.

In Tenniel's illustration in Through the Looking-Glass, the Jabberwock is a large winged chimera (mixture of several animals) with the body of a dragon, a whiskered, fish-like head, insectile antennae and a pair of talon-like hands on both its arms and its wings, which may also serve as forelegs when it walked on the ground. It also wears a vest. It presumably lived within a place known as the Tulgey Wood until it was slain by an unnamed hero wielding a vorpal blade.
Apparently a ferocious maneater in life, the poem warns the unnamed hero to beware "The jaws that bite" and "the claws that catch,"

"Jabberwocky"

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought—
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! and through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

"And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
He chortled in his joy.

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

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