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SILENTIA'S RING-A-ROUND THE ROSIE

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SILENTIA'S RING-A-ROUND THE ROSIE

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Silentia's Ring-a-round The Rosie by Yolanda Chandra (blackenthered),ilustrasi
Silentia's Ring-a-round The Rosie
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Ring-a-round the Rosie is one of my daughter’s fave nursery rhyme. So one day, i looked it up on the internet and found a theory that this nursery rhyme is actually about the Black Death in England, 1655 (just a theory, and many experts said it’s not true).

as I quote from http://www.examiner.com/article/ring-around-the-rosie-and-the-black-death

"The first line, “Ring around the Rosie,” or some variation, describes the buboes that formed. A bubo is a swelling in the lymph node. This swelling is often circular making up the “ring.” The center turns black and is surrounded by a red rash. The “rosie” is the center of this reddish ring.

As the victim’s condition worsened, an odor emanated from them. The living began rotting before becoming a corpse. In response, healthy individuals used flowers to cover the odor. The poem recounts these attempts to disguise the smell in the second verse, “a pocket full of posies.” The posies represented fourteenth century air fresheners.

The third stanza continues to recount symptoms. In the British version, children sing “Atch chew! Atch-chew!” copying the unmistakable sound of a sneeze. The American version altered the sneeze to “Ashes! Ashes!” Some believe ashes represent cremation. However, it could simply be an Americanization of the tale.

After the disease runs its course, the victims usually die. The last line in the poem announces death’s arrival with a dramatic “we all fall down.” The use of “we” denotes the apocalyptic nature of the disease and the times. No one survives the apocalypse and no one survives the plague.”

read more here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ring_a_Ring_o’_Roses

Whether it’s true or not, no one knows I guess. But it was fun drawing Silentia in the Black Death version of this famous nursery rhyme :)

Uploaded 22 November 2013

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