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Analysis and comments on Little Orphant Annie by James Whitcomb Riley

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Comment 5 of 135, 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 135, 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!!!

Comment 3 of 135, 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

Kathy Bates
Comment 2 of 135, 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.

Comment 1 of 135, 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!!!!


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Information about Little Orphant Annie

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