A Comparative Study of Cultural Connotations of Animal Images in English and Chinese Nursery Rhymes

Yanhong Zeng


As an important part of children’s literature, nursery rhymes are the earliest literary styles that children are exposed to after they are born. They can reflect objective things, living customs and national culture. Through the comparison of animal images in Chinese and English classic nursery rhymes, this paper concludes that there are cultural differences in animal images in nursery rhymes. Some animal images have similar cultural connotations in Chinese culture and English culture, while some animal images have different cultural connotations.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/jecs.v5n4p14


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