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

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Comment 23 of 323, added on March 7th, 2012 at 3:09 PM.

X0kPp3 Thanks so much for the blog article.Really thank you! Cool.

Microsoft OEM Software from Uganda
Comment 22 of 323, added on March 23rd, 2011 at 1:47 PM.

The poem Black riders came from the sea ,-is a social criticism . In an
ironical vein Crane exhibits the diabolic crimes of civilized people .

Subrata Ray
Comment 21 of 323, added on February 4th, 2011 at 10:47 PM.
Я согласен

весь блог,

useptovaUtepe from United States
Comment 20 of 323, added on December 2nd, 2010 at 11:15 AM.

This poem is so great I really enjoyed this poem....

ayana stephens from Argentina
Comment 19 of 323, added on January 4th, 2010 at 5:42 PM.

I love this poem!!!!!!!!! =)

Jesse from United States
Comment 18 of 323, added on April 19th, 2007 at 11:11 AM.

I love this poem, it helped me with my life, great poem, if it wasnt for
this poem i would be living in my parents basement

Pedro Raguirez from Mexico
Comment 17 of 323, added on April 18th, 2007 at 4:04 PM.

i had to read this one twice but i understand it and i loved the meaning
behind it!!!

Starfire from United States
Comment 16 of 323, added on March 30th, 2006 at 2:08 AM.

Wonderful poem, great description. Short but sweet.
Love it.

Matt from New Zealand
Comment 15 of 323, added on March 19th, 2006 at 2:45 PM.

The poem is ediffying

Shope from Nigeria
Comment 14 of 323, added on January 4th, 2006 at 6:48 AM.

The poem is an example of Crane's economy: a lot is said in so few words. I
think 'black' is (unfortunately)used here in the conventional sense to
symbolize evil. (I am saying 'unfortunately' because this kind of image
keeps stereotyping and traumatizing the black race as being replicas of the
devil, yet some of the most heart-rending atrocities in the world have been
committed by the devil dressed in white, not black. Slavery, the Jewish
holocaust, colonialism of Africa, the invasion of Vietnam and Iraq are just
examples). The words 'clang' and 'clash' onomatopaeically represent the
raid (or ride as the poet prefers to call it). The alliteration in lines 2,
3 and 4 also contributes to the structural unity of the poem: the spear is
pitted against the shield (conjuring up a society less technologically
endowed: a spear, not a bomb), the hoof against the heel (an animal versus
a human or perhaps a savage versus a civilized person?), and wild shouts
against the wave of hair. The concluding line serves to underline the
'spirituality' of Crane's poem, which I think is unfortunate because we do
not miss much if the line is deleted altogether. In fact the word 'thus' in
that line tends to 'dilute' the seriousness of the poem: it makes it sound
like some mini-theological pamplet.

Danson Kahyana from Uganda

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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
Viewed: 1095 times
Poem of the Day: Mar 10 2006

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