Monday, January 24, 2011

Nursery Rhymes from Top to Bottom

Believe it or not, even nursery rhymes contain metaphorical evidence of the two triangles which create the Star of David. This age-old Judeo-Christian symbol has obviously affected both language and culture in a variety of different ways as the following examples clearly show:

The Cradle will Rock

Rock-a-bye baby in the tree top, when the wind blows the cradle will rock.

...when the bough breaks the cradle will fall and down will come baby cradle and all.

Humpty, Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall...

...Humpy Dumpty had a great fall. And all the King’s horses and all the King’s men couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty back together again.

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water...

...Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after.

May the LORD God bless you in the name of the Judeo-Christian Tradition.

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