After reading “Blandeur,” “Jabberwocky,” and “English con Salsa,” respond to the following: Each of these poems deals with words and the invention, unfamiliarity, and unique choice of words. Choose one of these poems and try to explain how you believe the speaker is playing with words and why you believe he or she is doing so.
Then, compare and contrast the different wording methods you see in these three poems. How are “Blandeur” and “Jabberwocky” similar in their use of words? In what ways is the purpose of “English con Salsa”s use of words different than “Jabberwocky”s use of words?