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QUESTION: Dear Sean

http://www.rhymezone.com/r/rhyme.cgi?typeofrhyme=perfect&Word=school&loc=spellma
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090806042802AAaJzup

Are there any nursery rhymes on "School" ?.
If not, can we create any nursery rhymes on "We all go to School".

The Rhymes on "School" word are :

cool
pool
spool
tool
fool
stool
rule
etc

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

ANSWER: The only nursery rhyme that I am aware of that makes any kind of theme from school can be found here.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgie_Porgie

Outside of that you cannot just make one up. Nursery rhymes are traditional and most of them date back at least three hundred years.

I guess that if you had a certain talent for rhyming poetry you could make one up but it would be meaningless simply because it would be unknown to the rest of the English speaking world and not be universally accepted.

Thank you for asking.
Cheers

Sean


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QUESTION: Dear Sean

Thank you.

The Nursery Rhyme could be something on this lines.
The Nursery Rhyme Title is "We all go to School".

"We all go to School, We all go to School,
The school is nearby a Swimming Pool,
we all learn everyday new rules,  we all learn everyday new rules
which are really cool", who don't follow the school rules are fools
We all go to School, We all go to School".

Please correct the sentences if there are any grammatical mistakes.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

Answer
A nursery rhyme should always have good metre which means that as it is being recited, the words arrive on the beat (so to speak). Your sample does not do that. It could be modified thus:

Da-da da te-da (We all go to school)
Da-da da te-da (We all go to school)

Da-da da-dilly da ta da  (The school's got a big swimming pool)
Da-ds da-dilly da ta da (We like to swim and to act the fool)
Da da da-tilly da ta da (But water safety is always the rule)
Da Da Da (At our school)
Da Da Da (At our school)

So on onto the next verse (maybe about learning at school)

The above example has good metre, a meaningful message rhymes and has a 'chant' property about it which seems to be present in nearly all nursery rhymes.

Consider:
Da da, da da, da te da (Twinkle twinkle little star)
Da da, da da, da te tilly da (Baa baa black sheep have you any wool)



Get the idea?
Cheers

Sean  

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