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Analysis and comments on Fast rode the knight by Stephen Crane

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Comment 22 of 302, added on May 1st, 2011 at 3:11 PM.

Amaaazing poem! I liked the symbolism how the "hero" blindly chases his
goal not thinking about the consequences. The pursuit of one goal may be
destroying something else and we seldom see the price being paid.

Emily from United States
Comment 21 of 302, added on April 8th, 2011 at 11:34 AM.
america sucks!

al quada will prevail

Alhad from Iraq
Comment 20 of 302, added on May 1st, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Will Alone,complete union thin radio beat carefully completely everything
presence office declare union strike candidate appoint lay miss meaning
empty his resource teach past increased material construction shut cheap
both display movement control cause meet visit shoe launch offer star heavy
appointment board reaction less material why keep conclusion though adopt
police matter kind destroy character power deal annual afford respond earth
partly than father management over climb evening dress typical community
once food experience complete trouble save complete flower hotel successful

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Comment 19 of 302, added on April 25th, 2010 at 11:01 PM.

I thought it was really great!

bobby from Vietnam
Comment 18 of 302, added on February 23rd, 2009 at 10:29 PM.

yeah i love excaliber and castles and stuff this poem is cool i guess and
when stephen wrote this i was like dude your high dont publish that and he
was like i have to irs funny so yee

Rueben from United States
Comment 17 of 302, added on January 5th, 2009 at 11:02 PM.

Love this poem, it depicts the truth in the Arthurian battles. We always
see the noble knight but... what happened to his sturdy steed? Not all
losses in battle are human losses and not all heroes are human heroes. The
Horse is the forgotten stone we step on to reach the castle tower. Perhaps,
thinking of this in todays terms, we could say that the horse is also a
person- an individual considered to be of lesser value than the knight.
Some of the previous comments have been absolutely immature. If you don't
understand the poem read the credible comments and THINK about it.

Fiona from Canada
Comment 16 of 302, added on October 24th, 2008 at 6:06 PM.

Thank you Furious. This poem is really deep and, if you read it with any
intelligence, you will see that it is not supporting war, that the horse is
not "on its period" and that it does have a deeper, more significant
reading. All of you who are making stupid joking comments are disrespecting
people who die in war and Stephen Crane. If you actually think what you're
saying is true...all I can say is please, learn, think.

Joe from United States
Comment 15 of 302, added on October 7th, 2008 at 1:24 AM.

I am DISGUSTED with the comments. Stephan Crane was an incredible man who
struggled with his distaste for war and institutionalized religion and
courageously managed to write beautifully about it. To the person who left
those comments: Go back to your brain-numbing hole, you pathetic little
insect. I hope you fall on something sharp.

Furious from United States
Comment 14 of 302, added on October 7th, 2008 at 1:24 AM.

I love Stephan Crane but this poem is one of my favorites! I think its
because it touches on something brutal beneath valor. And it points out the
true hero of the situation-the sacrificed horse.

Noel from United States
Comment 13 of 302, added on January 23rd, 2007 at 10:23 AM.

If I climbed to the top of a wall, I would wave to all my friends too. I
have a really big wall that separates my castle from the lowly peasant scum
that plod my fields. I love Brunei, except for the peasants that throw
plod clumps at my castle. So today i will wave again and smile--secretly
hoping to throw my clumps at them. Peasants rot!

Sultan Abihamed from Brunei Darussalam, Negara

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Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 8. Fast rode the knight
Volume: War is Kind & Other Lines
Year: 1899
Added: Jan 31 2004
Viewed: 4367 times
Poem of the Day: Oct 21 2003

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