If you love teaching your children vocabularies taken from the nursery rhymes like poems, you must have already been familiar with Lizzie Borden nursery rhyme and today, we are going to know deeper about Lizzie Borden or people also knew her as Lizzie Andrew Borden and her nursery rhyme. Perhaps, her history was scarier than we can imagine because it is said that her father and stepmother were murdered in Fall River, Massachusetts, in 1892 which was led by the cause célèbre throughout United States. Before we can know what kind of nursery rhyme created by Lizzie Borden, it will be better if we can see her history first.
Lizzie Borden has no good relationship with her father and stepmother and through some problems happened in her family, finally she ended up murdering them both and she should face a trial and there were some evidences that could not be ignored. The police found the hatchet head in the basement and he did not show this to be the murder weapon while that the handle had been removed was stated by the Prosecutors. It was because the handle was full of blood and they could not even find any bloody clothing of Lizzie’s.
However, a few days after her father and stepmother were murdered by her, a dress was burnt in the stove with the reason that the dress was getting ruined when the fresh paint was brushed against the dress and they even removed the victims’ heads during autopsy process. They used the skulls as evidence during the trial before they finally buried the heads at the foot of each grave. Due to this tragic and scary story, then Lizzie Borden nursery rhyme was known as one of the nursery rhymes containing cursing words and the nursery rhyme was related to the murders she did at the time.
The Lizzie Borden nursery rhyme contains the memory of the murders and this was created in a popular skipping-rope rhyme. Actually, there were still the other theories popped up at the time about the murders and it was stated that no one else charging in the murders and they were even continud to be the subject of research and speculation and it was also stated that Lizzie herself, despite her acquittal, that her father and stepmother were murdered by her in a fugue state was proposed by a writer. Also, Brudget Sulivan was also included in the speculation and he was guessed that he was the murderer because Andrew and Abby ordered him to clean windows while that day was so hot.
The other people included in the speculation in this theory were a “William Borden” who was considered as Andrew Borden’s illegitimate son and he was guessed as the murderer after the money was failed to be extorted from his father. Next other was Emma Borden who was considered as the murderer because she came secretly to Fall River and the murders was committed by her and the telegram was then received by her about the murders when she already returned to Fairhaven. So, there are many theories about the murders.
For you who guess that the Lizzie Borden nursery rhyme was created by Lizzie Borden herself then you are wrong. It is because an anonymous, who already created the nursery rhyme as a tune so the newspapers can be sold. This nursery rhyme was made up based on the fact of Lizzie Borden’s life story.
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