"Lazy sheep, pray tell me why In the pleasant fields you lie, Eating grass, and daisies white, From the morning till the night? Everything can something do, But what kind of use are you?“ "Nay, my little master, nay, Do not serve me so, I pray; Don't you see the wool that grows On my back, to make you clothes? Cold, and very cold, you'd be If you had not wool from me.
True, it seems a pleasant thing, To nip the daisies in the spring; But many chilly nights I pass On the cold and dewy grass, Or pick a scanty dinner, where All the common's brown and bare. Then the farmer comes at last, When the merry spring is past, And cuts my woolly coat away, To warm you in the winter's day: Little master, this is why In the pleasant fields I lie."
Ann Taylor (1782 - 1866) *An English poet and literary critic. *Youth a writer of verse for children, which achieved long-lasting popularity. *By getting married an astringent literary critic that grew reputation. *She is, however, best remembered as the elder sister and collaborator of Jane Taylor.
Jane Taylor (1783 –1824) *An English poet and novelist. *Wrote the words for the song "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" in 1806. *First published under the title "The Star" in Rhymes for the Nursery, a collection of poems by Taylor and her older sister Ann. *Throughout her life, she wrote many essays, plays, stories, poems, and letters which were never published.
Ann Taylor's son, Josiah Gilbert, wrote in her biography, "two little poems–'My Mother,' and 'Twinkle, twinkle, little Star,' are perhaps, more frequently quoted than any; the first, a lyric of life, was by Ann, the second, of nature, by Jane; and they illustrate this difference between the sisters."
I once had a sweet little doll, dears, The prettiest doll in the world; Her cheeks were so red and so white; dears, And her hair was so charmingly curled. But I lost my poor little doll, dears, As I played in the heath one day; And I cried for her more than a week, dears; But I never could find where she lay.
I found my poor little doll, dears, As I played in the heath one day: Folks say she is terrible changed, dears, For her paint is all washed away, And her arm trodden off by the cows, dears, And her hair not the least bit curled: Yet for old sakes' sake she is still, dears, The prettiest doll in the world.
Born in Holne, Devon, England A minister of the Church of England, a university professor, historian and novelist Kingsley's interest in history is shown in several of his writings, including The Heroes (1856), a children's book about Greek mythology, and several historical novels Genres: Children's Literature
The Sheep I think it is interesting because the poet personify the sheep to tell the farmer what he/she think that gives the reader a new way to think about the sheep. It is not doing anything, it do have practical meaning of being fed. His/her words convince the farmer as well. The Little Doll I had the experience of having a lovely doll when I was a little girl. At first, of course she was so pretty and delicate; however, after a long period, she became dirty and worn. I still thank she is the prettiest doll in the world until she is so dirty that made me sick, I was willing to wash her. This poem really remind me of the beautiful times.
The Sheep First time I read the prom, I think it is very cute about the conversation between a shepherd and a sheep in the poem. Through their conversation, the poem let the readers, such as children and I, know the relationship between shepherd's and sheep. The Little Doll Every child usually has their favorite toys. Some children are precious to their toys. Some children usually desire new toys and forget old ones. As for me, although I am too old to play my toys, I do not want to throw them away.
The Sheep When I read the Sheep, I think of my pet because as a master of my pet, I like to talk to my dog. Actually, he can’t reply me, but we still like to talk to our pets. This poem is built on the conversation between the master and the sheep. I think it’s interesting for the master asks a question and the sheep tell its master answer which is really true in daily life. The Little Doll This poem is quite similar to my daily life; especially in my childhood. My parents used to buy many toys for me and I like to put them all around my house; hided them in some corner of my house lest my parents will expropriate them when I am naughty. But I am a little forgetful; therefore I always forgot where I put it. And until the time I found my toys; they are usually dirty and need to be repaired or have to take a shower.