Tag: Nursery Rhymes

Literature

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

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 nonsense. What does this […]