The Yearly Silly Trip - Chant vs Jingle

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I was looking for a trick [mnemonic] for little children to remember the months of the year in order but I couldn't find any online. Then I made this below and called it The Yearly Silly Trip.

My question is: is what I did, a chant or jingle?

The Yearly Silly Trip

January‘s for Jane

In February’s her fame

In March she’ll march

With April, from noon.

And May rest in June,

Then fly high in July

Gusty August’s the awesome member

Offered his gust till September

That October will remember

The fun till November

Cause it’s over in December

By Antiscam, Mr.Zero = F.S.
  • DonnyB

    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    I'd probably just call it a "rhyme". :)

    A "chant" might work if the idea is that a class of kids are going to recite it out loud together, but a "jingle" is more usually an advertising slogan set to music.


    Senior Member
    English - England
    Neither. A chant is anything that is chanted. A jingle is associated with advertising. It is, as you say, a mnemonic.

    Crossposted... Rhyme is good.


    Senior Member
    American English
    My first thought was rhyme, but then realized only the lines for May and June rhyme with each other, and the last five months with each other, so I passed. :)
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