Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Hidden themes

Hidden messages is information that is not immediately noticeable, and that must be discovered or uncovered and interpreted before it can be known. Hidden messages include backwards audio messages, hidden visual messages and symbolic or cryptic codes such as a crossword.

Nursery rhymes

Nursery rhymes reflect events in history and where available we have included the meanings, history and origins. Like for instance 'Ring a Ring o Rosies' which refers to the Bubonic plague. However nursery rhymes lyrics were used to parody the royal and political events of the day; direct dissent would often be punishable by death! Strange how these events in history are still portrayed through children nursery rhymes, when for most of us the historical events relationship to the nursery rhymes themselves are long forgotten! The Rhyme allowed an element of free speech.
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary rhyme which featured a hidden reference to the Queen's treatment of Protestants using instruments of torture (silver bells) and execution by burning them alive at the stake.

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