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Analysis and comments on Little Orphant Annie by James Whitcomb Riley

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Comment 7 of 137, added on October 23rd, 2004 at 10:54 PM.

This poem was published in a book by itself with the most wonderful
illustrations. Thirty years ago when our daughter Melanie was 3 years old
we would go to the public library in our small town. She would always tell
the librarian that she wanted to check out the "globin" book. It didn't
take her long to memorize the poem. I would get it at Halloween and read
it to my second graders. The book finally just wore out and disappeared
from the stacks at the library. I have tried to locate the book to
purchase for myself but have not been able to find it anywhere. If anyone
knows where I might get a copy, I would appreciate hearing from you. I was
so glad to find it in print on this web site so at least I can share it
with my class.

Kathleen Parker from United States
Comment 6 of 137, added on October 17th, 2004 at 8:17 AM.

I remember sitting with my mother as she read this poem to my brother and I
- I couldn't have been more than 4 or 5 and my brother a year older - and
wondering if there were "things" in the attic that would snatch me in the
night. Now that both my mother and brother are gone, finding this poem
brings back many memories. In today's media saturated and politically
correct world, most likely 5 year olds don't hear anything like this . . .

Susan from United States
Comment 5 of 137, added on October 7th, 2004 at 8:12 AM.

My grandfather used to tell us this story when we were wee little. He would
set in his rocker with his pipe bloowing smoke rings then very thoughfully
begin. Not a sound was heard from any of us. Wonderful memory

Kate Raambo from United States
Comment 4 of 137, added on September 8th, 2004 at 4:13 PM.

This is my favorite poem of James Whitcomb Riley and when I was younger my
dad would read me "The Bear Story" and I would always request to have him
read "Little Orphant Annie" also, because he read them doing special voices
and expressions and it was a lot of fun!!!

Laura
Comment 3 of 137, added on September 5th, 2004 at 10:44 AM.

My 93 year old father was reciting as much of this poem as he could
remember and he said, "I sure wish I had the entire poem." I am thrilled
that I was able to find it and print it for him. It made his day. Thank
you.

Kathy Bates
Comment 2 of 137, added on August 26th, 2004 at 7:42 PM.

My father used to quote this wonderful poem to us when we were children. I
have often wondered if he was required to learn it in school or if he had
learned it from his mother. As he has passed on, I will never know. But
this poem brought back wonderful memories.

sue
Comment 1 of 137, added on August 21st, 2004 at 5:29 PM.

We had to memorize this poem in grade school in 5th grade,I am now 48 and
still know and remember this poem ,loved it then ,love it now,a true
october classic!!!!

dennis

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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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