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Analysis and comments on You tell me this is God? by Stephen Crane

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Comment 11 of 29, added on November 6th, 2012 at 11:54 AM.

When I read this poem, I get the sense that the "printed list" is referring
to the actual poem, or to poems in general. You get the image of a poem
written by candlelight and someone thinking that they are writing, you
know, the best poem ever, a poem that is their god or something, and the
reader tends to place too much importance or godliness on the poem. They
accept the poem automatically as the truth. And so Crane says no, this poem
is not God, it is just a list written by me, an ass, a simple guy who is
not holy or special or important. So to me it seemed like an exasperated
but humble sort of poem.

Haley from United States
Comment 10 of 29, added on December 6th, 2010 at 6:59 PM.
You tell me this isGod?

I think without the prose "Crane" would have written,
I tell you this is just a grocery list, a night light not the True Light,
and aimless rhetoric from the pulpit. I have the thought that this is a
specific place in time that "Crane" experienced.

Rick from United States

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Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 10. You tell me this is God?
Volume: War is Kind & Other Lines
Year: 1899
Added: Jan 31 2004
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