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Analysis and comments on The Old Swimmin'-Hole by James Whitcomb Riley

Comment 3 of 3, added on December 12th, 2005 at 10:18 AM.

Ithink it ment that he was telling about the old swimming hole and what he
and his family did there. He told everything that he new about the old
swimming hole.There were no swimming pools to go to back then. he thought
it was a good idia to write some poams about his life.I wonder way he
wanted to write about his life.

Sydney from United States
Comment 2 of 3, added on February 7th, 2005 at 6:11 PM.

I think Riley is one of our finest poets. Also recommend "Out to Old Aunt
Mary's" which is my favorite poem by him but is not listed in this
compendum.

IBAL from United States
Comment 1 of 3, added on October 18th, 2004 at 8:11 PM.

The lttle crick that looked look like a sleeping river comparison is only
one of Rileys witty and unique ways of comparing things. a great poem
until you read he is ready to give up on life at the end which is sad.
But we all must go And i sense he new it was close to his
time..................wbpoet

wbpoet from United States

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Information about The Old Swimmin'-Hole

Poet: James Whitcomb Riley
Poem: The Old Swimmin'-Hole
Volume: Complete Works
Year: 1916
Added: Jun 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Aug 10 2013


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