Childrens rhymes are rhymes either meant for children or written by children. The structure of childrens rhymes is generally short lines organized into stanzas of two to six lines. Rhyming words are found at the end of each line or every other line, depending on the rhyming scheme the poem uses. Childrens rhymes are often set to music
Many childrens rhymes are used in childrens games, such as the counting and fortune telling game “Tinker, Tailor”. Some of these rhymes were originally written to be games, while others evolved into games after being developed. Nursery rhymes are an excellent example of childrens rhymes. Childrens rhymes also frequently reference historical events, though the story may appear to be nonsense.
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