This Little Piggy

By Mother Goose Mother Goose
This little piggy went to market,

This little piggy stayed home,

This little piggy had roast beef,

This little piggy had none.

This little piggy went ...

Wee, wee, wee,
all the way home!

Source: Head Shoulders Knees and Toes and Other Action Rhymes (2002)

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Poet Mother Goose

Subjects Mythology & Folklore, Fairy-tales & Legends

Poetic Terms Nursery Rhymes

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Mother Goose is often cited as the author of hundreds of children’s stories that have been passed down through oral tradition and published over centuries. Various chants, songs, and even games have been attributed to her, but she is most recognized for her nursery rhymes, which have been familiar with readers of all generations. Her work is often published as Mother Goose Rhymes.
 
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SUBJECT Mythology & Folklore, Fairy-tales & Legends

Poetic Terms Nursery Rhymes

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