"Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,"

By Mother Goose Mother Goose
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.

Source: The Dorling Kindersley Book of Nursery Rhymes (2000)

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Poet Mother Goose

Subjects Mythology & Folklore, Fairy-tales & Legends

Poetic Terms Couplet, 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 Couplet, Nursery Rhymes

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