James Whitcomb Riley

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Noun1.James Whitcomb Riley - United States poet (1849-1916)James Whitcomb Riley - United States poet (1849-1916)  
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James Whitcomb Riley waxed eloquently in his famous poem about the feeling of well-being "when the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the stock."
I love the horse as I have said from head to hoof and back again." James Whitcomb Riley
At James Whitcomb Riley Elementary no one ever read to us his poems or any poems but language came to me anyway in the form of--my third grade teacher said it so--ellum trees.
"They's something kindo' harty-like about the atmusfere / When the heat of summer's over and the coolin' fall is here - / Of course we miss the flowers, and the blossums on the trees, / And the mumble of the hummin'-birds and buzzin' of the bees; / But the air's so appetizin'; and the landscape through the haze / Of a crisp and sunny morning of the airly autumn days / Is a pictur' that no painter has the colorin' to mock - / When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock." - James Whitcomb Riley
Even in the city, Wagner's attention is drawn to the quirky detail and (often) into the past: a fossil squid in the limestone of a cathedral, deer grazing in the vast Crown Hill Cemetery among the graves of Benjamin Harrison, James Whitcomb Riley, and John Dillinger.
Booth's youth did not discourage intercourse with his older sister Hautie's many suitors: "I corrected mistakes they sometimes made if they spoke of history, proffered a connoisseur's suggestions in all matters, and often took the lead in conversation, no matter how microscopic the encouragement." James Whitcomb Riley was among the Mid-American legion who courted Hautie, and the Hoosier Poet gravely consulted the little know-it-all on questions poetic, trying out his rhymes on the starstruck boy, a kindness never forgotten.
We started with historical elements, such as the Benjamin Harrison House, then added famed poet James Whitcomb Riley. Other sections identify the city's museums, parks, sports teams, motor speedway, and more.
Illustrating how dialect poetry "both thematized and cultivated literacy," the first two chapters place popular poetry by James Whitcomb Riley and Bret Harte in the context of emerging technology, debates on American spelling, and pedagogical practices of literacy acquisition (19).
His next council to me came in the form of a gentle pun, "Do you want to be known as the man who wrote about King James?" James Whitcomb Riley was not at all what I wanted to write about; so it was Twain, after all-It was the right question to ask, light as it seemed, and so it gently led me to the right decision.
"Riley Child-Rhymes with Hoosier Pictures" is a collection of poems aimed at and on the discussion of children from James Whitcomb Riley, a famed poet of the end of the nineteenth century.
It appears in Pipes o'Pan at Zekesbury by James Whitcomb Riley. Can anyone find another poem with "kickshaw" or "kickshaws" in it?