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Tweedledum and Tweedledee

two little fat men who quickly get out-of-breath. [Br. Lit.: Lewis Carroll Through the Looking Glass]
See: Fatness

Tweedledum and Tweedledee

identical characters in children’s fantasy. [Br. Lit.: Through the Looking-Glass]
See: Twins
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The story of the Walrus and the Carpenter, related by Tweedledum and Tweedledee, is told through puppetry.
I'm in the middle of Tweedledum and Tweedledee." Cheryl, famed for shedding a tear or two, said she still hates having to turn hopefuls down.
Rethinking Lewis Carroll, I realized he was one of the Tweedle brothers, whether Tweedledum or Tweedledee was hard to determine.
From the first scene of the "Merry Unbirthday" party, which has Mickey swiping the Mad Hatter's hat and leading to a wild and wacky chase including Alice in Wonderland, the White Rabbit, and Tweedledee and Tweedledum, to the "Aloha Adventure" with Lilo and Stitch joining Mickey and the gang on their Hawaiian holiday, the numbers are loaded with eye-catching costumes, impressive choreography, and spectacular special effects.
Somewhat more difficult, "Tweedledum and Tweedledee's" aggressive tempo and character begins in D minor.
In the fourth chapter of Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871), Alice's journey across the chessboard takes her to a pair of figures standing so still that she initially thinks they're statues: the brothers Tweedledum and Tweedledee, already familiar to her from a nursery rhyme.
"To conflate the two as Tweedledee and Tweedledum was politically idiotic," Gitlin says.
However, the candidates themselves are separated more by style than by ideology --not unlike previous presidential elections when the American people were offered a choice between a Republican 'Tweedledee' and Democrat 'Tweedledum.'"
I vote that the purpose of elections is for each person to move government toward his goals, not to elect Tweedledum instead of Tweedledee. Your article misses this point entirely.
And both at once: There's two politicians like peas in a pod, Gough Tweedledum -- Mai Tweedledee Too great to be humble and each thinks he's God, Ho hum, Tweedledum, Tweedledee.
It will feature familiar characters like the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, Tweedledum and Tweedledee and the Jabberwock, as well as new ones like giant ants.
It is reflected in one passage as follows: "The Fur Queen laid her lips upon the cheek of caribou hunter Abraham Okimasis, grand champion of the world, the kiss frozen in time." The reader is allowed to perceive this within a loose frame of reference, but also with a montage of symbols ranging through Dizzy Gillespie, Sitting Bull, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Buffalo Bill, John Wayne, Huckleberry Hound, the Cherokee Trail of Tears, Wounded Knee, Princess Pocahontas, the Body of Christ, Mother Earth, and Porky Pig, among others.