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Understanding Poetry - The History of the Nursery Rhyme

Understanding Poetry - The History of the Nursery Rhyme - Free Poetry Worksheet for Kids

Understanding Poetry - The History of the Nursery Rhyme

The humble nursery rhyme has a fascinating and sometimes sinister history. Seemingly innocent rhymes recited by equally innocent have hidden meanings and coded references that were used as a form of free speech in an age where open dissent was punishable by death or torture.

Use this printable poetry worksheet to learn more about the origins and evolution of the nursery rhyme.

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