Winkin blinkin and nod poem

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winkin blinkin and nod poem

Quote by Eugene Field: “Winkin, Blinkin, and Nod, one night sailed of...”

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Wynken, Blynken And Nod a poem written by Eugene Field

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Wynken, Blynken and Nod

The original title was "Dutch Lullaby". The poem is a fantasy bed-time story about three children sailing and fishing among the stars from a boat which is a wooden shoe. The names suggest a sleepy child's blinking eyes and nodding head. The spelling of the names, and the "wooden shoe," suggest Dutch language and names, as hinted in the original title. By , the lyrics had been set to music, by American pianist and composer Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin.

Dareien Lund Summary and Analysis. This one of my all-time favorite pieces from my childhood. Eugene Field was an American poet that had a rough start. He dropped out of a few colleges and tried acting. He ended up traveling to Europe, but returned poor. He wrote many poems and works, but one of his most famous works is Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.

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It was probably the first poem I read for myself, tempted by some bold, cartoony illustrations. I don't remember much about them, except for a giant clog which served as the fishing-boat. But no one who ever read the poem could fail to recall the names of those "fishermen three". Wynken, Blynken and Nod are slightly foreign, yet familiar, and immensely satisfying sounds. They are almost mini-characterisations in themselves. This separation insists that each name is fully relished.


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