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Humpty Dumpty in the Style of Edgar Allan Poe

So I missed Poe’s birthday by one day, but this is worth it: a version of “Humpty Dumpty” written by Dylan Curry in the style of Edgar Allan Poe. The poem: Once upon a wall of stone Sat Humpty Dumpy all alone Shrouded in a web of gloom His fate as near as tomorrow’s tomb For earth called him As he [...]

The Politically Correct Humpty Dumpty

Think that the ending of Humpty Dumpty is too harsh for little children? Change it! That’s what the BBC’s CBeebies programme Something Special did: Instead of being unable to ‘put Humpty together again’, the new version claimed all the King’s horses and all the King’s men ‘made Humpty happy again’. [...] The Something Special show, presented by [...]

10 Nursery Rhymes and Their Origins

What child doesn’t love nursery rhymes? It is this love which has allowed so many of these tales to survive hundreds of years. While many nursery rhymes are innocent stories, some contain morals and others have sinister or political underlying meanings. This list looks at ten popular nursery rhymes and their origins (or speculated origins). 10 Humpty [...]