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The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe

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Visual Interpretations

Urban Homes The old woman in the city

Country Living The old woman in the meadow

Historical Changes Shoes over time

Importance of the Metaphor The meaning of the shoe

Woman and Children How are they portrayed?

The Shoe How is it pictured?

Punishment Does it fit the crime?

Textual/Historical Information

Historical Conjectures Opportunities to consider the shoe in history

Social Issues Visit contemporary social concerns

http://www.rhymes.org.uk/there_was_an_old_woman.htm Consideration of variations on origin and history of the rhyme

http://podiatry.curtin.edu.au/history.html This history of footwear inludes an extensive bibliography as well as references to all aspects of the evolution of foot coverings done with a dolop of humor.

http://www.footwearhistory.com/ Footwear History offers an extensive view of the topic over time.

Versions and Variants

Textual Versions and Variants - A complete listing of the versions and variants of this rhyme

Visual Versions and Variants - A comparative listing of all associated within Eclipse

Rhyme Specific Bibliography

Lodge, Bernard. There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Glove: A Picture Book. New York: Whispering Coyote Press, 1992.

Peppé, Rodney. The Mice Who Lived in a Shoe. New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1981.

Smith, Linda. There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Boot. Illustrated by Jane Manning. New York: HarperCollins, 2003.



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