nonsense verse

noun
a form of light verse, usually for children, depicting imaginative characters in amusing situations of fantasy, whimsical in tone and with a rhythmic appeal, often employing fanciful phrases and meaningless made-up words.

Origin:
1790–1800

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nonsense verse
 
n
verse in which the sense is nonexistent or absurd, such as that of Edward Lear

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As interest in words grow continue reciting nonsense verse and more complex rhymes so they hear the richness in their language.
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