Mix a Pancake

By Christina Rossetti 1830–1894 Christina Rossetti
Mix a pancake,
Stir a pancake,
Pop it in the pan;
Fry the pancake,
Toss the pancake—
Catch it if you can. 

Source:
Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young 
(Alfred A. Knopf, 1986)

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Poet Christina Rossetti 1830–1894

POET’S REGION England

SCHOOL / PERIOD Victorian

Poetic Terms Nursery Rhymes, Rhymed Stanza

 Christina  Rossetti

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Of all Victorian women poets, posterity has been kindest to Christina Rossetti. Her poetry has never disappeared from view, and her reputation, though it suffered a decline in the first half of the twentieth century, has always been preserved to some degree. Critical interest in Rossetti’s poetry swelled in the final decades of the twentieth century, a resurgence largely impelled by the emergence of feminist criticism; much of . . .

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POET’S REGION England

SCHOOL / PERIOD Victorian

Poetic Terms Nursery Rhymes, Rhymed Stanza

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