We are all very familiar with the song "Twinkle twinkle little star". Almost all children in the world have ever sung this song on stage or at night before bed. But did you know that the song twinkle twinkle little star actually started out as a poem?
Twinkle twinkle little star poem was written by Jane Taylor. Later it was published with the title “The Star” in London 1806 in Rhymes for the Nursery by Ann and Jane Taylor. Then, the tune was composed by one of the world's most famous composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and became the most popular English lullaby.
According to the study, Twinkle twinkle little star has deeper meanings than just a lullaby song. It represents political conditions beyond citizenship. The song probably talks about political power, and oppression as well.
At first, there are actually five stanzas, but it is famous only with the first stanza and some repetitions. If you take a look closely, at the line “Twinkle twinkle little star how I wonder what you are” could be used to mean that the citizen sees the politician but no nothing about them.
Then, at the line “Up above the world so high” could represent opportunity and power. It implied that the politicians are above people, they have more powers than other people. Also at the line “How I wonder what you are!” are implied about there are a lot of people that are clueless about political situations and became so shady about what happens.
Twinkle twinkle little star poem by Jane Taylor actually has five stanzas. But as a lullaby, it is widely known by the first stanza. If we take a look at the twinkle twinkle little star poem, we would see that the poem has a simple rhyme scheme of AABB CCDD.
When we look up at the clear night sky, then we can see the twinkling stars. There are many theories that say that the planets and the sun are actually stars, but why don't they twinkle?
The reason is that the distance from the star to the earth is very far. Even though they have been seen using a telescope, they still only look like pinpoints. Then, the earth's atmosphere can easily obscure the light from the star so that it appears as if it is flickering. But we say that the stars twinkle.
The sun and the planets are relatively closer to the earth than the stars. Therefore, at certain times we can see them clearly or we can also use the help of a telescope.