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Analysis and comments on Black riders came from the sea. by Stephen Crane

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Comment 10 of 310, added on April 28th, 2005 at 9:15 AM.

Crane is a well digger as well as a jeweler and this short poem is meant to
include the solid geometry of a diamond as well as the disquieting depth of
a dry well. Behold ! The glittering diamond is down there in the bottom of
the well!

Macarmuratt from Turkey
Comment 9 of 310, added on April 11th, 2005 at 10:55 PM.

I don't think Crane is specifically adressing one single event. After
reading some of his poems I think he was changed by the wars he covered. I
do think there is some reference to culutral invasion, settlers, and
pirates but I belive the underlying message is that war is horrid and no
matter the situation it can only breed sin (and evil.)

Erik from United States
Comment 8 of 310, added on April 5th, 2005 at 4:47 PM.

This is a good poem (he can do way better) but it really needs more life to
it.

Lupe H. from Mexico
Comment 7 of 310, added on March 15th, 2005 at 8:44 PM.

i think this was a really cool poem,i dont fully understand but these
comments helped me a little.thanks/
god bless u all.

micheala from United States
Comment 6 of 310, added on March 14th, 2005 at 8:21 AM.

Dont take things to literly, Dont think(I know this sounds stupid so laugh
away)Feel, poems arnt meant to mean one thing there meant to mean
diffierent things to different people. So just except that its a great poem
and dont try to change others perspective.

Not saying from United States
Comment 5 of 310, added on March 10th, 2005 at 7:19 AM.

I think It was a great poem!!!!!!!

Crystal from United States
Comment 4 of 310, added on December 2nd, 2004 at 1:53 PM.

Reece Klat is a mindless wambat with no foresight and perception

Petey from Australia
Comment 3 of 310, added on October 19th, 2004 at 11:47 AM.

I believe that this can represent any time one culture travels to another
culture and forces change apon it.
The "spear" representing the new cultures ways, the "shield" representing
rebellion from the natives.
Missionary work is, to me at least, a "sin".

Anthony
Comment 2 of 310, added on October 17th, 2004 at 3:36 PM.

This poem seems to me like it is about a wicked bunch of pirates that swarm
across the seas andplunder villages. They seem to be like savages with
"Wild shouts and the wave of hair." And they have chosen the path of
treachery and dark deeds and god has stamped "sin" across their foreheads.

Chad from United States
Comment 1 of 310, added on September 26th, 2004 at 10:23 PM.

I feel Mr. Crane was describing men comong off of ships and attacking the
indians. The long hair and hoofs and heels. I believe he called them black
riders to show the evil they came to cause.

Debbie from United States

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Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 1. Black riders came from the sea.
Volume: The Black Riders & Other Lines
Year: 1905
Added: Jan 31 2004
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Poem of the Day: Mar 10 2006


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