The Little Jumping Girls

 

 

 

          The poems and illustrations of childrens illustrator Kate Greenaway, create an insight into the thoughts of women during the 19th century. Within her poem The Little Jumping Girls, Greenaway speaks of their possible liberation from a male dominated society. In taking the silhouette of Greenaways girls, voiding them of their form, their becomes a question of the accomplished past or possibility for the future in her powerful words: "Jump jump jump And leave behind Everything evil That we may find."

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