Who is James Whitcomb Riley?

  • (noun): United States poet (1849-1916).
    Synonyms: Riley

James Whitcomb Riley

James Whitcomb Riley (October 7, 1849 – July 22, 1916) was an American writer, poet, and best selling author. During his lifetime he was known as the Hoosier Poet and Children's Poet for his dialect works and his children's poetry respectively. His poems tended to be humorous or sentimental, and of the approximately one thousand poems that Riley authored, the majority are in dialect. His famous works include "Little Orphant Annie" and "The Raggedy Man".

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Riley Birthplace And Museum - History
... The Riley Birthplace and Museum marks where noted Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley was born and lived during his boyhood ... The house was built by the author's father Reuben Riley, a local attorney in 1850, and Greenfield's first mayor ... Riley was not actually born in the house, but a cabin on the site of the property (October 7, 1849) ...
James Whitcomb Riley - Critical Reception and Style
... Riley was among the most popular and best-loved writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, known for his "uncomplicated, sentimental, and humorous" writing ... Riley was a prolific writer who "achieved mass appeal partly due to his canny sense of marketing and publicity." He published more than fifty books, mostly of poetry and humorous short stories ... Riley is often remembered for his most famous poems, including the "The Raggedy Man" and "Little Orphant Annie" ...
List Of Amtrak Routes - Full Listing, Including Discontinued Routes - Northeast–Midwest
... Cincinnati – Indianapolis – Chicago October 30, 1977 September 30, 1981 renamed from the James Whitcomb Riley January 8, 1982 present Empire State Express New York – Albany ... Petersburg – Roanoke – Catlettsburg January 8, 1978 September 30, 1979 James Whitcomb Riley Washington, D.C./Newport News – Charlottesville – Cincinnati ...
Lockerbie Square Historic District
... James Whitcomb Riley, famed Hoosier poet, lived in the district for over two decades ... Among the noted buildings are James Ray-Buscher House home of former Indiana governor James B ... James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home the residence of James Whitcomb Riley, while he lived in the area in the last two decades of his life ...

Famous quotes containing the words whitcomb riley, riley, james and/or whitcomb:

    a feller is a-feelin’ at his best,
    With the risin’ sun to greet him from a night of peaceful rest,
    As he leaves the house, bare-headed, and goes out to feed the stock,
    When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock.
    —James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916)

    Little Orphant Annie’s come to our house to stay,
    An’ wash the cups an’ saucers up, an’ brush the crumbs away,
    —James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916)

    I hate American simplicity. I glory in the piling up of complications of every sort. If I could pronounce the name James in any different or more elaborate way I should be in favour of doing it.
    —Henry James (1843–1916)

    A-list’nin’ to the witch-tales ‘at Annie tells about,
    An’ the Gobble-uns ‘at gits you
    Ef you
    —James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916)