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Analysis and comments on Little Orphant Annie by James Whitcomb Riley

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Comment 49 of 159, added on February 5th, 2006 at 9:06 PM.

this poem is way to long and hard to memorize!

tayler from United States
Comment 48 of 159, added on January 21st, 2006 at 2:53 PM.

Just yesterday I was spending the last 15 minutes of the day in another
teacher's preschool class and as the kids were all sitting with their coats
and backpacks on, one said "Now Ms. S reads a story" and a number of kids
began to make suggestions. I said " How aobut if I tell you a story
instead....a scary story." They grew excited about the prospect, and I
recited from memory (from way way back when ) this poem. I finished up just
as Ms. S returned. The kids were so delighted. Meeting me on the stairs
later, many said "I liked that story, that was fun, the gobling will get
you....etc." What fun......

charlotte from United States
Comment 47 of 159, added on December 24th, 2005 at 11:51 PM.

I was so thrilled to find this poem. My grandmother would recite it to me
each night before going to bed. Precious memories ~ I recently found a copy
in an Antique store in Tennessee ~ copyright 1905. A real treasure!

Lark from United States
Comment 46 of 159, added on December 21st, 2005 at 10:17 AM.

that is a good poem very deep

Jacob from United States
Comment 45 of 159, added on December 20th, 2005 at 9:11 PM.

I can't believe I found this site and poem. My dad taught me this poem
when I was in 2nd grade. I memorized it and did it for my school's talent
show in 3rd grade. I will never forget the part--- better watch out or
they'll getcha.

Comment 44 of 159, 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 159, 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 159, 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

Nicole from United States
Comment 41 of 159, 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 159, 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

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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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Poem of the Day: Oct 23 2014

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