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Analysis and comments on Little Orphant Annie by James Whitcomb Riley

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Comment 74 of 134, added on April 23rd, 2012 at 1:28 PM.
Little Orphant Annie

One of my happiest childhood memories is of my Dad reciting this to my
brothers and me, always just before bedtime. It was deliciously scary (but
not the stuff of nightmares), as Dad had a natural flare for drama, and, as
he was from southwestern Missouri, could do the dialect well, too. Thanks
for providing a wonderful website, which I intend to make a regular part of
my online time.

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Comment 73 of 134, added on March 9th, 2012 at 2:51 AM.
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Comment 70 of 134, added on November 30th, 2010 at 4:20 PM.

This was a amazing poem it really touched me it was just terrific in every
single way possible I loved it so much.

marie from United States
Comment 69 of 134, added on June 18th, 2010 at 10:39 PM.
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Comment on the above referenced title.... have just found the above
titled poem, signed by James Whitcomb Riley, within old family documents.
It seems to be original, and signed by Mr. Riley. However, can not find
this poem referenced within his known works. Is there a web site one could
possibly compare his authenticated signature with the one I have? Having
direction to this site would be appreciated. Or receiving other helpful
suggestions of how to properly determine if what I've found can be
attributed to Mr. Riley, would be wonderful.

Scott V. Wood from United States
Comment 68 of 134, added on April 17th, 2010 at 9:50 PM.

I was feeling a little nostalgic today and had to find these poems!
my favorite teacher, mrs.simmons, 4th grade, read these to us quite often.
We all sat in amazement as she read so smoothly and with such emotion! They
kept things interesting and fun, still remember like it was yesterday. Now
i must find a book so i can read them to my grandchildren and hopefully
make memories for them!

robin www.0namesleft.etsy.com from United States
Comment 67 of 134, added on February 18th, 2010 at 3:19 PM.
I love this poem!

My great-grandfather taught this peom to my grandmother, who taught it to
my mom and aunt, and they in turn taught it to my cousin and I. My mom
would recite this poem to me at night when we were riding i the car on a
long trip, but for some reason it never scared me. My cousin has tried to
carry on the tradition of sharing the poem with her children, but they
don't seem too interested. Too bad. I consider it to be a classic.

Lisa from United States
Comment 66 of 134, added on January 8th, 2010 at 12:22 PM.
Little Orphant Annie

This poem is the nucleus of one of my favorite childhood memories. My
cousin and I were rocked in an old overstuffed chair by our grandmother
whose Osark dialect made JWR's written dialect of "Little Orphant Annie"
and "The Bear Story" an easy stretch. She encouraged our imaginations and
the cricket sounds in her fireplace became evidence of the "fireplace
fairies". When we kids made mud cakes and candies and slid them under the
gas logs in her fireplace, we were amazed to see them the next morning
transformed by the fairies into real sweet treats remarkably similar to our
creative intentions. Grannie was our "Annie".

Troy from United States
Comment 65 of 134, added on January 31st, 2009 at 5:04 PM.

Brings a smile to my face and tears to my eyes. My mother recited it to me
and in turn I recited it to my children and grandchildren, The
grandchildren had never heard the "country" pronunciation of a lot of the
words and they thought it was very amusing; they would giggle and laugh.
In turn, it added another demension to that wonderful poem. I hope it is
never lost!!!













Jackie Martin 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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