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Analysis and comments on The Raggedy Man by James Whitcomb Riley

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Comment 4 of 24, added on June 8th, 2005 at 4:37 PM.

This poem was so totally rad! I am so touched by this poem i have shared it
with my friends and they to love it too! I can not say thanks to many times
so thank alot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kim from United States
Comment 3 of 24, added on May 28th, 2005 at 6:15 AM.

I am now 55 yrs old, and when I was in the 7th grade, my favorite teacher
used to read this poem to the whole class. I loved the way she read it.
After my children were born, I read it to them. Since I have once again
found it, I will be reading it to my Grandchildren. Thank you so much

Shirley Arnold from United States
Comment 2 of 24, added on January 24th, 2005 at 2:51 PM.

Thank you for posting this poem! It brings back so many childhood memories
of my dearly beloved mother reading this poem to my younger brothers and
their joy and laughter at her theatrical presentation! It is a poem of the
joy of a simple, loving and compassionate life. The "Raggedy Man" was a
spiritual teacher to the children in the poem and to children who were
entertained by this charming piece. I plan to tell my brother about your
website so he, too, can pass on the lessons of "The Raggedy Man" to his
son.

Joan Smith from United States
Comment 1 of 24, added on January 5th, 2005 at 10:39 AM.

My mom used to read this poem all the time. It's one of my favorites.
April's too.

Olivia from United States

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Information about The Raggedy Man

Poet: James Whitcomb Riley
Poem: The Raggedy Man
Volume: Complete Works
Year: 1890
Added: Nov 11 2004
Viewed: 30934 times
Poem of the Day: Jul 18 2009


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