02 November, 2009

Do You Remember This Rhyme?

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Hello Everybody!!

While listening to a mother sing to her baby boy yesterday, I realized that many of us started to learn Literature long before we even knew it. As children, the majority was and still are being taught nursery rhymes and other children songs. Because of their simplicity, rhyme and rhythm, these poems, as they should be rightly called, can be easily learnt and recalled. Many of these nursery rhymes are quite humorous and give children a desire to learn more and more. I certainly had fun learning them in my days! Here's one nursery rhyme that I learnt when I was quite young and I'm sure many of you have learnt as well.


Sing a Song of Sixpence

Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocket full of rye;
Four and twenty blackbirds
Baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened,
They all began to sing.
Now, wasn't that a dainty dish
To set before the King?

The King was in his counting house,
Counting out his money;
The Queen was in the parlor
Eating bread and honey.
The maid was in the garden,
Hanging out the clothes.
Along there came a big black bird
And snipped off her nose!


You can view the history and development of nursery rhymes here.

You can also have a look at more nursery rhymes here.

Have Fun!
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