Nursery Rhymes (filastrocche) are short
traditional poems for children, meant to be
recited or sung.
They usually have a strongly marked rhythm and
Sometimes they tell a little story.
The characters are often children or personified objects.
Children like them because they are simple, funny and
easy to remember.
Nursery rhymes characters seem to live on in literature
as well as in the memory of English-speaking adults.