Avril Lavigne: Alice (Underground)

The magic of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland: All that wild “eat me”, “drink me” growing and shrinking. Mind-bending, awareness-raising, full of wonder, essential. Alice is entertained, but completely unphased: “You’re nothing but a pack of cards!” she says, and lands back in the safety of happy summmer days. In Through the Looking Glass she plays the backwards game of chess so well (through no skill of her own, just by taking it all) that she manages to become a queen herself. 19th century girl power. That’s where the new movie comes in.

Must make an Alice quiz. Come back tomorrow.

I’m looking forward to Chris Adam’s guest blog series on Bits n Bobs, Mirrors/Through the Looking Glass. He’s announced it today, and the series is to begin tomorrow.

Trippin out
Spinning around
I’m underground
I fell down
Yeah I fell down

I’m freaking out, where am I now?
Upside down and I can’t stop it now
Can’t stop me now, oh oh

I, I’ll get by
I, I’ll survive
When the world’s crashing down
When I fall and hit the ground
I will turn myself around
Don’t you try to stop me
I, I won’t cry

I found myself in Wonderland
Get back on my feet, on the ground
Is this real?
Is this pretend?
I’ll take a stand until the end

I, I’ll get by
I, I’ll survive
When the world’s crashing down
When I fall and hit the ground
I will turn myself around
Don’t you try to stop me
I, I won’t cry

I, I’ll get by
I, I’ll survive
When the world’s crashing down
When I fall and hit the ground
I will turn myself around
Don’t you try to stop me
I, and I won’t cry

song of the week :-) englisch lernen mit liedern

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Anne

Teaching English for business communication skills, writing online for learners, translating, sailing whenever I can, from Washington, D.C.

5 thoughts on “Avril Lavigne: Alice (Underground)”

  1. Sorry, I’m going to have to take a raincheck on the quiz. Coming next week over at Spotlight.
    But in the meantime, here are a few that are online:

    Great “study guide” style quiz about the book:
    http://www.gradesaver.com/alice-in-wonderland/study-guide/quiz1/

    Several quizzes about the Disney film:
    http://www.funtrivia.com/quizzes/movies/movies_a-c/alice_in_wonderland_.html

    Whole book Alice in Wonderland online: http://www.hoboes.com/html/FireBlade/Carroll/Alice/Wonder/

    John Tenniel’s illustrations http://www.rudnaya.com/

    Essay by Joyce Carol Oats in Salon http://www.salon.com/weekly/carroll960930.html

  2. But I hardly know the rules, Chris! I had to think very hard whether the knights or the bishops stand next to the royal pair. You’ll beat me in 5. But ok, I’m game.
    PS: How do you call these moves, then: e5?
    PPS: When you didn’t drop by again, H. and I played a game. And I lost. But at least I’ve remembered the basics, and respect the pawns.

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