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Please look at the 2nd line in the following rhyme
Incy Wincy spider climbing up the spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
Now Incy Wincy spider went up the spout again!
I want to understand the grammar part of it. Down is a verb and acting as a noun here.
The way I have heard so many yoga instructor repeating the instruction like below
reach your hand up to the seeling
Please clear my understaning
Thanks & Regards
Dave is right.
'Down came the rain' is an inversion of 'The rain came down'.
In the same way 'Out came the sun' is an inversion of 'The sun came out'.
thanks for correcting the "seeling" to "ceiling".
down is an adverb here...i understand
Down came the rain' is an inversion of 'The rain came down'......so when can we use inversion?
i need more example to understand the inversion...please
The sentences are inverted to fit the metre of the lines.
'Down' and 'out' are accented syllables here, whereas 'the' at the start of the lines would have to be unstressed.
You can use inversion anytime you want to sound poetic: 'Heavy is my heart'; 'Gone are the days...'
thanks a lot