Writing Exercise:
Square Poem

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Lewis Carroll Poetry

See if you can spot what is unusual about "Square Poem" by Lewis Carroll, below. Once you've figured it out or have given up, mouse over any of the words in the first line, or over any of the first words of each line.

Square Poem by Lewis Carroll

I
often
wondered
when
I
cursed
often
feared
where
I
would
be
wondered
where
she'd
yield
her
love
when
I
yield
so
will
she
I
would
her
will
be
pitied
cursed
be
love
she
pitied
me

Writing Exercise:

Write a Lewis Carroll-style "Square Poem". Lewis Carroll created his own version of the Square Poem: made up of 6 lines of 6 words each, that reads the same across or up and down.

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