Rhyme using onomatopoeia in the lyrics of Horsey Horsey
The lyrics of Horsey Horsey introduce a child to onomatopoeia (a word that sounds like its meaning) The words in Horsey Horsey include 'swish' and 'clippetty clop' when pronounced convey the sounds a horse might make! This technique is used in various children's books and Television programmes! The most famous example of a TV program which uses onomatopoeia is Batman and Robin with a liberal scattering of words such as 'Zap', 'Whoosh' and Pow' etc. In Horsey Horsey the words 'Giddy up' are included. This is a term long used by horse riders from way back in English history and has been adopted in many other parts of the world.