…on the tenth day of christmas

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me ten Lords-a-Leaping.

 symbolism // The Lords-a-Leaping are thought to symbolize the Ten Commandments. By personifying the commandments as “Lords” denotes a sense of authority while using the action of “leaping” in conjunction with this idea adds a sense of fun and pleasure to obeying the rules of the church.

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