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Analysis and comments on Little Orphant Annie by James Whitcomb Riley

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Comment 44 of 134, added on December 12th, 2005 at 2:00 PM.

Where did the following originate? "three dreadfuk groans he heerd, and
then a ghost appeared all besmeared from head to foot in purple gore..." I
thought Orphant Annie told the story to the kids.

clark from United States
Comment 43 of 134, added on December 12th, 2005 at 10:36 AM.

I liked the poem.Its an enjoyable poem to read. I like the poem because I
can relate to it. I can tell Little Orphan Annie is telling the trueth
about the gobblins.

Megan from United States
Comment 42 of 134, added on December 12th, 2005 at 10:22 AM.

I read the poem and thought it was great!I really liked it.My teacher
introducted me to the book"Little Orphan Annie" then she introduced me to
the poem,because we are learning about James Whitcombriley.The love the
poem!!

Nicole from United States
Comment 41 of 134, added on December 12th, 2005 at 10:07 AM.

I really likeed the poem! One thing i liked about the poem was some of the
rimming words. I also liked when they kept saying " The goblins will get
you if you don't watchout!" I really liked the poem Little Orphant Annie!

Kinsey from United States
Comment 40 of 134, added on December 4th, 2005 at 8:19 PM.

My sisiter and I used to pour over a child's book of poetry when we were
little. I loved this poem so much I chose it to recite in elementary
school. Almost 40 years later, my son is being asked to do the same thing.
He now recites the poem to me. I just smile ear to ear as I hear it. What a
wonderful legacy.

Lisa Tobuas from United States
Comment 39 of 134, added on November 21st, 2005 at 7:28 AM.

In the third grade, I memorized Little Orphan Annie for a recitation
contest..and won! It was my first big achievement! From then on,in my
enthusiasm, I recited it at even a hint that someone wanted to hear it! I
only quit when my teacher - having learned of my dramatic outbursts -
suggested that I memorize another for the next contest!

Patty Willett from United States
Comment 38 of 134, added on October 31st, 2005 at 8:18 AM.

I grew up in Indiana. My grandparents, aunt, and uncle were all very
familiar with Riley, the "Hoosier Poet," and "Little Orphant Annie" was one
of my favorite requests when relatives read to me during visits. This poem
still evokes cozy memories of sitting in a grown-up's lap, in my
grandfather's leather reading chair. When I was 10, my family moved to a
small town in North Carolina.The South in those days was a different world
from where I had lived in Indiana. I was thrilled with a fifth grade
poetry memory assignment--my teacher had us all learn Riley's poem. The
rural accent that is the "voice" of the poem was far easier to pronounce
naturally once I listened to the accents of my fellow students. I have
recited the pome fer many childern over the yeers, and 'ey all seem as
capturt by it as I wunst wuz.

Anne from United States
Comment 37 of 134, added on October 27th, 2005 at 3:29 PM.

This poem evokes such rich memories of my elementary school years and the
teachers that introduced james whitcomb riley to us. This selection was
always read for halloween along with "when the frost is on the punkin".
Thank God for the teachers at #87 in Indianapolis, IN, USA

Jeanette Larkins from United States
Comment 36 of 134, added on October 22nd, 2005 at 7:17 AM.

I'm sure there has been at least one poetry contest where contestants were
challenged to compose their own verse(s) to Little Orphant Annie. I read
this to my 6th grade class and remembered a few lines from it. Now my
granddaughters love to hear me recite it as a bedtime story (it's really
easy to memorize) and I'm sure they will pass it on to their children.

Steve Coerper from United States
Comment 35 of 134, added on October 21st, 2005 at 2:46 PM.

My mother entertained us with this poem. I read it to my children and
their neighborhood friends. Today I searched it out to read to my college
freshman English class -- and to my grandchildren -- it will be their
Halloween gift this year!

Kay Fryar

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Poet: James Whitcomb Riley
Poem: Little Orphant Annie
Volume: Complete Works
Year: 1916
Added: Jun 9 2004
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