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THE CAT’S IN THE CUPBOARD

The True Mother Goose - Songs for the Nursery, Or, Mother Goose's Melodies for Children.  Notes and Pictures by Blanche McManus.  Published by Lamson, Wolffe and Co., Boston. 1895.

THE ROLE OF CATS IN NURSERY RHYMES
by Sarah Hartwell

Great A, little a, bouncing B,
The Cat’s in the cupboard, and she can’t see.

This of course is a play on the first letters of the alphabet, with alliteration for cat, cupboard and “C” (rendered “see” in the verse). This illustrates the use of nursery rhymes in teaching language and letter skills to young children.

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May 25, 2008 at 2:11 pm Leave a comment


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