A Short Analysis of the ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’ Nursery Rhyme

By Dr Oliver Tearle We tend to associate nonsense verse with those great nineteenth-century practitioners, Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll, forgetting that many of the best nursery rhymes are also classic examples of nonsense literature. ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’, with its bovine athletics and eloping cutlery and crockery, certainly qualifies as … Continue reading A Short Analysis of the ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’ Nursery Rhyme