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Related: absurd - incongruity - authorial intentionality - humour - interpretation - meaning - truth - dada (nonsense as art)

Contrast: meaning - reason - sense

In the field of art, the Dada movement created nonsense art as an expression of disaffection with art and a society that seemed unavoidably addicted to the insanity of war. [Apr 2006]

The dreamlike language of James Joyce's "novel" Finnegans Wake sheds light on nonsense; it appears to be pregnant with multiple layers of meaning, but in many passages it is difficult to say whether any one person's interpretation of a text is the "intended" or "correct" one. There is in fact no such interpretation. [Apr 2006]

"Jabberwocky" is a poem of nonsense verse by Lewis Carroll. It is generally considered to be one of the greatest nonsense poems written in the English language. [Apr 2006]


Nonsense is an utterance or written text in what appears to be a human language or other symbolic system, that does not in fact carry any identifiable meaning. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonsense [Apr 2006]

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