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Analysis and comments on There was a land where lived no violets. by Stephen Crane

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Comment 4 of 14, added on February 13th, 2012 at 9:38 AM.
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Informative, but not convincing. Something is missing but what I can not
understand. But I will say frankly: bright and benevolent thoughts!....

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Comment 3 of 14, added on February 12th, 2012 at 2:47 PM.
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eXZrUu Totally agree with you, about a week ago wrote about the same in my
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Comment 2 of 14, added on October 13th, 2005 at 10:35 PM.

however, violets are also the flower of mourning, so perhaps it's fitting
for them to sorrowfully inform men that until we give up our petty
squabbles, people will continue to die. then, in a cynical view of
mankind, crane implicitly has the people remove the violets so that they
wouldn't have to hear their accusations.

emily from United States
Comment 1 of 14, added on June 29th, 2005 at 10:59 AM.

Crane's signature cynical irony comes into play here with his choice of
flower: in the Victorian flower-language, the violet stood for maidenly
modesty and faithfulness. In a sense, then, Crane is exposing the women's
devotion to their lovers as jealousy, not true faithfulness, and thus as
undeserving of the violets.

Vana from United States

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Information about There was a land where lived no violets.

Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 23. There was a land where lived no violets.
Volume: War is Kind & Other Lines
Year: 1899
Added: Jan 31 2004
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