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Beautiful Soup -- Lewis Carroll

       
(Poem #898) Beautiful Soup
 Beautiful Soup, so rich and green,
 Waiting in a hot tureen!
 Who for such dainties would not stoop?
 Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup!
 Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup!

 Beau--ootiful Soo-oop! Beau--ootiful Soo-oop! Soo--oop of the e--e--evening,
     Beautiful, beautiful Soup!

 Beautiful Soup! Who cares for fish,
 Game, or any other dish?
 Who would not give all else for two
 Pennyworth only of Beautiful Soup?
 Pennyworth only of beautiful Soup?

 Beau--ootiful Soo-oop! Beau--ootiful Soo-oop! Soo--oop of the e--e--evening,
     Beautiful, beauti--FUL SOUP!
-- Lewis Carroll
Note: A parody of 'Star of the Evening', James M. Sayles

Unlike most of Carroll's delightful little parodies, this one is not a
particularly funny poem in its own right. Read alongside 'Star of the
Evening', however, it is hilarious - from the sheer bathos of replacing
'star' by 'soup', to the way in which Carroll follows the rather sappy
rhythms and intonations of the original, this poem is a lovely example of
the parodist's art.

Carroll is also, I feel, far more explicitly poking fun at the original than
he was in some of his other parodies. Note the exaggerated lengthening and
stressing of the syllables, the better to indicate that the poem is to be
sung in as affected a manner as possible, and the playful rhyming of 'two
p...' with 'soup'. All in all, a wicked parody that would have been even
funnier to Carroll's original audience than it is to us.

-martin

Links:

Carroll's poem alongside the original:
  [broken link] http://home.earthlink.net/~lfdean/carroll/parody/soup.html

Some intriguing notes and speculations:
  [broken link] http://www.ucd.ie/~classics/2000/imholtz.html

Googling for today's poem brought up a discussion on translating Carroll:
  [broken link] http://www.cc.jyu.fi/~jarloue/harkat/carroll.html

Biography of Carroll:
  Poem #265

And if anyone can find an mp3 of 'Star of the Evening', do send in a link.

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Emily Qin said...

Lewis Carroll must have been on drugs when he wrote this or something. It's creepily funny.

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