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Analysis and comments on Fast rode the knight by Stephen Crane

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Comment 13 of 93, 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
Comment 12 of 93, added on December 12th, 2006 at 9:37 AM.

Steven Cranes iz da b0mb! I like pie. Give me pie. I ride knights fast to
get my pie. who ate my pie? I like snow. Do you like snow? My mom ate
yellow snow. Go Cranes!

Andrew Whalen from Iran
Comment 11 of 93, added on May 31st, 2006 at 9:28 PM.

I am normally not the type to post comments on a page like this, so I'll be
brief. I believe that the idioticy disgorged by the other comments is
exactly the kind of ignorance that Stephen Crane highlighted in his most
cynical poems.

These postings are an embarrassment to both Steven Crane and the literary
community.

Katie from United States
Comment 10 of 93, added on May 31st, 2006 at 7:31 PM.

i really like your poem because i really like horses. But any way great
poem.

hillary from United States
Comment 9 of 93, added on April 20th, 2006 at 5:28 PM.

I love this poem! It reflects the passion of Arthurian times, when knights
were great men who fought for honor, their people, and their kingdom. When
Crane incorporates phrases such as "hot and reeking," "steel flickered and
gleamed," and "riot of silver lights," it's like you can really see the
bloody battle going on. Being a romantic, I love the fact that the brave
knight is doing battle in order to save the lady he loves. Isn't it amazing
how poems even as short as this, can paint such a vivid picture in the
mind's eye?

Brittany from United States
Comment 8 of 93, added on April 20th, 2006 at 9:18 AM.

hi, i live in the Kyrgyz Republic, it is a small country in the middle of
nowhere, we are really poor but somehow i have access to a computer. I
really like stephen crane, hes cool, we used to hang out all the time. But
then he got famous and rich and now hes gay....

Injitsabiakaboo from Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan)
Comment 7 of 93, added on April 20th, 2006 at 9:16 AM.

Since i'm avoiding death in the Rwanda genocide everyday, this poem gives
me great motivation to press on and LIVE! I will continue to read it
everyday for the next 52 years where I will then live on the moon. Peace.

Meatwad from Rwandese Republic (Rwanda)
Comment 6 of 93, added on April 20th, 2006 at 9:15 AM.

how do you understand this poem, whats it mean why was the horse all bloody
and staggering, what did it have a bloody period, was it its time of
month??? what happend to the golden frog?? I like pims and pums cuz they
smell like pee-pee holes

Annah from United States
Comment 5 of 93, added on April 7th, 2006 at 3:53 PM.

i really liked this poem, it was different. i have always been obsesed
with stuff like this so it's cool.

young writer from Ireland
Comment 4 of 93, added on June 24th, 2005 at 3:01 PM.

I especially enjoy this poem, above all others by Stephen Crane. I'm not
very skilled in analyzing poems, and expressing in words the way the poem
makes me feel, but I felt as if I was forced to put a comment in, because
the other three are foolish and wasteful. Anyway, this poem was a well
done, and if Stephen Crane was still alive, I'd tell him face to face of
what a great job he did describing this poem in words.

Annah from United States

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Information about Fast rode the knight

Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 8. Fast rode the knight
Volume: War is Kind & Other Lines
Year: 1899
Added: Jan 31 2004
Viewed: 1089 times
Poem of the Day: Oct 21 2003


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