Poems For Infant Minds

The finger-wagging moral poetry of the 18th and 19th century - which warned girls and boys against the dangers of being naughty - are poet Nigel Forde's subject. How did we get from cautionary tales to the zany nonsense of the last century and has the moral message wrapped in verse really changed all that much?

With contributions from a huge range of writers from the Taylor sisters whose anthology of 1804 gave the programme its title, to the likes of Lear, Stevenson, De La Mere and Dr Seuss.

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20090823Nigel Forde looks at the development of children's poetry, from the finger-wagging moral tales of the 18th and 19th centuries, which warned girls and boys against the dangers of being naughty, to the zany nonsense of the last century. Has the moral message wrapped in verse really changed all that much? Featuring writing by the Taylor sisters, Lear, Stevenson, De La Mere and Dr Seuss.

Nigel Forde looks at the development of children's poetry.

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The finger-wagging moral poetry of the 18th and 19th century - which warned girls and boys against the dangers of being naughty - are poet Nigel Forde's subject. How did we get from cautionary tales to the zany nonsense of the last century and has the moral message wrapped in verse really changed all that much?

With contributions from a huge range of writers from the Taylor sisters whose anthology of 1804 gave the programme its title, to the likes of Lear, Stevenson, De La Mere and Dr Seuss.

Followed by News."

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The finger-wagging moral poetry of the 18th and 19th century - which warned girls and boys against the dangers of being naughty - are poet Nigel Forde's subject. How did we get from cautionary tales to the zany nonsense of the last century and has the moral message wrapped in verse really changed all that much?

With contributions from a huge range of writers from the Taylor sisters whose anthology of 1804 gave the programme its title, to the likes of Lear, Stevenson, De La Mere and Dr Seuss.

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Followed by News.

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The finger-wagging moral poetry of the 18th and 19th century - which warned girls and boys against the dangers of being naughty - are poet Nigel Forde's subject. How did we get from cautionary tales to the zany nonsense of the last century and has the moral message wrapped in verse really changed all that much?

With contributions from a huge range of writers from the Taylor sisters whose anthology of 1804 gave the programme its title, to the likes of Lear, Stevenson, De La Mere and Dr Seuss.

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2004112820041204
20090823 (R4)
20090829 (R4)
The finger-wagging moral poetry of the 18th and 19th century - which warned girls and boys against the dangers of being naughty - are poet Nigel Forde's subject. How did we get from cautionary tales to the zany nonsense of the last century and has the moral message wrapped in verse really changed all that much?

With contributions from a huge range of writers from the Taylor sisters whose anthology of 1804 gave the programme its title, to the likes of Lear, Stevenson, De La Mere and Dr Seuss.

"The finger-wagging moral poetry of the 18th and 19th century - which warned girls and boys against the dangers of being naughty - are poet Nigel Forde's subject. How did we get from cautionary tales to the zany nonsense of the last century and has the moral message wrapped in verse really changed all that much?

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