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Analysis and comments on At Broad Ripple by James Whitcomb Riley

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Comment 3 of 23, added on February 5th, 2006 at 2:31 PM.

Riley wonderfully describes one of life's simple pleasures; one that is
much harder to come by today, for most of us.

Lee Ellis from United States
Comment 2 of 23, added on December 12th, 2005 at 10:20 AM.

this poem told me about a dusty town and what he likes.

Steve Smolsky from United States
Comment 1 of 23, added on December 6th, 2005 at 12:14 PM.

As a native of Indianapolis, In. I have spent many hours on the banks of
the White River as it runs thru Broadripple. The poem truely reflects the
calming affect of the river as it passes what was a new and up-coming
suburb of his time, now a busy Metropolis. Still today you can drown a
worm, but you have to fight the Geese first.

Melissa Moore from United States

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Poet: James Whitcomb Riley
Poem: At Broad Ripple
Added: Apr 28 2005
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Poem of the Day: Jul 1 2010


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