Year 11 Poetry Analysis: Rock-a-bye Baby


Rock-a-bye baby on the treetop.
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock.
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall
And down will come baby, cradle and all.

We all know the nursery rhyme but have you ever wondered what this poem is actually about? Jenny takes us through its historical significance in Year 11 Poetry Analysis: Rock-a-bye Baby