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Is there any English single word that can be used to indicate a poem with invented words, like Jabberwocky? I am looking for a single word rather than a two-word expression like "nonsense poem", "nonsense verse". Also, it doesn't have to indicate necessarily a Limerick.

(Of course, should this word not exist, please feel free to invent one …)

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Namárië. –  tchrist Nov 27 '13 at 6:02
Vogon, perhaps? –  Janus Bahs Jacquet Nov 27 '13 at 9:49
«Namárië» could be an interesting new word for something similar - but the entire language is invented there. Doesn't «Vogon» refer just to "bad poetry"? –  randomatlabuser Nov 27 '13 at 23:07
Second-worst in the universe! But it does seem to be made up mostly of made-up words (possibly in Vogon, possibly just nonsense words—but Vogon is an invented language, anyways). –  Janus Bahs Jacquet Nov 27 '13 at 23:27
Wasn't it the third worst? :-) –  randomatlabuser Nov 27 '13 at 23:42
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Must it refer to only a poem? Amphigory is close, but more broadly applicable.

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+1 «Amphigory» is a piece of nonsensical writing (but not necessarily it has invented words in it). I am thinking of a poem where the structure of sentences respects the grammatical rules of a language, sounds like that language, but is made up of invented words (it might even make you think that you understand its meaning - while you are obviously not). –  randomatlabuser Nov 27 '13 at 23:22
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