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Through the Looking-Glass

Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) is a work of children's literature by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), and is the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

There are many mirror themes, including opposites, time running backward, and so on.

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Chess

Whereas the first book has the deck of cards as a theme, this book is loosely based on a game of chess, for which the author provides a list of moves even if the game cannot be carried out legally due to a move where white doesn't move out of check (much as might happen if a seven or eight year old was playing chess).

Recycled characters

The Mad Hatter and the March Hare make an appearance as the Hatta and Haigha.

Poems and songs

  • Prelude
  • Jabberwocky (seen in the mirror-house)
  • Tweedledum and Tweedledee
  • The Walrus and the Carpenter
  • "In Winter when the fields are white..."
  • Haddocks' Eyes / The Aged Aged Man / Ways and Means / A-sitting on a gate (see Haddocks eyes) The song is A sitting on a gate, but it's other names and callings are placed above.
  • Queen Alice song
  • White Queen's riddle

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