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James Whircomb Riley (1849 - 1916) was an American writer and poet. He was known as the "Hoosier Poet" and the "Children's Poet". He began his career writing poetry for newspapers using the Indiana dialect. His poetry is humorous or sentimental. Riley's poetry is loved for its simple verse and familiar sentiments. Riley never married and had no children. It is possibly his regret at not having children that encouraged him to write poems for young readers. This delightful collection contains The Child-World, The Old-Home Folks, Almon Keeper, Noey Bixler, "A Noted Traveler", A Prospective Visit, At Noey's House, "That Little Dog", The Loehrs and The Hammonds, The Hired Man and Floretty, The Evening Company, Maymie's Story of Red Riding Hood, Limitations of Genius, Mr. Hammond's Parable--the Dreamer, Floretty's Musical Contribution, Bud's Fairy-Tale, A Delicious Interruption, Noey's Night-Piece, Cousin Rufus'
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James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916) was an American poet, born in Greenfield, Indiana. At the age of 16 he left school and joined a group of itinerant sign painters. Subsequently he acted in a patent-medicine show and worked for a newspaper. From 1877 to 1885 he was a regular contributor of verse to the Indianapolis Journal under the pen name of Benj. F. Johnson, of Boone.
Some of the poems were collected in The Old Swimmin' Hole and 'Leven More Poems (1883), a volume that achieved great popularity. His best-known poems include Little Orphant Annie, The Raggedy Man, and When the Frost Is on the Punkin. Riley's popularity derived mainly from his quaint use of Hoosier dialect, his cheerful and whimsical sense of humor, and his intimate understanding of life in the rural Midwest. His other works include Rhymes of Childhood (1890) and Poems Here at Home (1893).
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Book Description Book Jungle, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1438521693
Book Description Unknown, 2009. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 122 pages. 9.10x7.40x0.30 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 1438521693