Twinkle twinkle little star,
how I wonder what you are?
Up above the world so high , like a diamond in the sky
When the blazing sun is gone,
when he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
twinkle, twinkle all the night.
Then the traveller in the dark,
thanks you for your tiny spark,
He could not see which way to go,
if you did not twinkle so.
In the dark blue sky you keep,
and often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye,
'till the sun is in the sky.
As your bright and tiny spark
lights the traveller in the dark,
Though I know not what you are -
twinkle, twinkle little star.
The words and lyrics of this beautiful nursery rhyme is more like a poem and as such makes
good use of the simile ' like a diamond in the sky' . The authors
were sisters Ann and Jane Taylor. The first publication date was
lyrics draw a comparison of the
twinkling of the star to the shutting or blinking of the eye
a perfect illustration of clever imagery and excellent use