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Analysis and comments on A man said to the universe: by Stephen Crane

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Comment 37 of 57, added on July 19th, 2014 at 4:45 AM.

Bcg0kA Major thankies for the article post.Thanks Again. Fantastic.

link building from Grenada
Comment 36 of 57, added on March 12th, 2012 at 3:57 PM.

I definitely agree with this. When I relax and let life come and acecpt it
for what it is, I find that so many more positive experiences occur and I
make more progress.

Pepi from Norway
Comment 35 of 57, added on January 31st, 2011 at 11:08 PM.

i belive it is telling us that nature takes no notice of our struggles.

jaime3232 from United States
Comment 34 of 57, added on January 19th, 2011 at 1:13 AM.

To the guy who commented on the "atrocious speling of (nearly) all posters"
you spelled the word spelling wrong. Just thought I should let you know.

Anna from United States
Comment 33 of 57, added on November 17th, 2010 at 1:43 PM.
Poem is awesome!

God i dont understand this poem. i wish my mom would suck my toes and let
me understand. my mom is really hot! i bet you wish that she would suck
your toes. is it wierd to think that your mom is really hot i want to marry

Hofdog from Lithuania
Comment 32 of 57, added on November 16th, 2010 at 3:02 PM.
What does it mean?

Double rainbow all the way, what does this mean?

Stephen Crane from China
Comment 31 of 57, added on November 16th, 2010 at 2:41 PM.
I love this Poem

i love this poop i want to make tartar sauce out of it and put it on my
pancakes and eat it

Lashawnda from Zimbabwe
Comment 30 of 57, added on October 22nd, 2010 at 11:31 AM.

One of my favorites. The important question to ask yourself: Why, if the
universe feels no sense of obligation to the man, does it bother to answer?

mike from United States
Comment 29 of 57, added on June 5th, 2010 at 7:26 PM.

This is an existentialist poem plain and simple. Stop trying to add subtext
to it! Just appreciate it for what it is.

Amanda from United States
Comment 28 of 57, added on May 18th, 2010 at 10:04 PM.
Political message

I don't think the poem is anything about religion. I think the poem is a
representation of a kind a political message. The man represents the
people, the Universe represents those in power. I think it is an
anti-welfare message. (The man believes he is entitled to certain things
while the Universe is telling him no.) A sense of obligation (again, in my
opinion) is referring to things like Universal Healthcare, garrenteed
rights and priveledges that should be earned instead. The Universe, in this
poem, recognizes that they shouldn't necessarily give in to the desires of
the man.

Christa M.C. from United States

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Information about A man said to the universe:

Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 21. A man said to the universe:
Volume: War is Kind & Other Lines
Year: 1899
Added: Jan 31 2004
Viewed: 1845 times
Poem of the Day: Jun 4 2003

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