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Analysis and comments on In the desert by Stephen Crane

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Comment 53 of 223, added on November 10th, 2007 at 1:48 PM.

Among all living creatures, man is the only to willingly destroy himself.
Knowing what brings self destruction - yet engages in it anyways.

Laura from United States
Comment 52 of 223, added on September 4th, 2007 at 1:27 PM.

I think the poem can be about anything we indulge in, but to me it's about
depression. It's horribly painful, but you bury yourself in it because it's
comfortable. It's who you are so you just give in to it and you'd never
change it because it's special because it's yours. It's the depths of you.
That's what I think the poem's about.

Brittany from United States
Comment 51 of 223, added on July 10th, 2007 at 4:34 AM.

Probably not the purpose of the poem, but what I recently found in it was
an explanation of human nature when it comes to love.
To love someone so much that it hurts; that it feels like you've exposed
your heart and eaten of it.
When you love someone you give them the power to hurt you, which is
bitter.
But it is also good.
Or;
"It is bitter-bitter, but I like it because it is bitter, and because it is
my heart."

Tiffany from Australia
Comment 50 of 223, added on May 15th, 2007 at 1:59 PM.

Crane was a god hating down to heart racist, he died in germany were he met
his aryan brothers and denied god and died as racist.me frieds and brothers
learn from this man THE GREAT Adolf Hiler did you should to


stien ramstierin from Germany
Comment 49 of 223, added on April 20th, 2007 at 7:08 PM.

A poem is a poem for a purpose. That innate purpose is to spark or tickle a
certain fancy within the reader in order for the reader to derive purpose
from the poem. The poem does not give purpose, nor does the poem stipulate
that a certain feeling or perception is manditory after reading it. This
poem is for the reader. The readers life, the readers situation, the
readers feelings, the readers perception is only stipulated by the
individual reader. There is no "right" or "wrong" answer. The reader
creates there own feeling; therefore your responses to the poem tells a
listener more about you then the poem.

Daniel from United States
Comment 48 of 223, added on April 20th, 2007 at 7:08 PM.

A poem is a poem for a purpose. That innate purpose is to spark or tickle a
certain fancy within the reader in order for the reader to derive purpose
from the poem. The poem does not give purpose, nor does the poem stipulate
that a certain feeling or perception is manditory after reading it. This
poem is for the reader. The readers life, the readers situation, the
readers feelings, the readers perception is only stipulated by the
individual reader. There is no "right" or "wrong" answer. The reader
creates there own feeling; therefore your responses to the poem tells a
listener more about you then the poem.

Daniel from United States
Comment 47 of 223, added on April 17th, 2007 at 11:11 PM.

this poem is really meaningful to me. it helped me in my life! great poem!

earlabayan from United States
Comment 46 of 223, added on April 1st, 2007 at 11:37 AM.

one of my favorite poems.
main idea is: we are the way we are because we like it.
he's eating his heart which he says is bitter and bitter things usually
aren't good, however he likes it

Ashley from United States
Comment 45 of 223, added on December 21st, 2006 at 11:53 AM.

Chris, it is precicely because we love Stephen Crane's poetry so much that
we will read it from the internet. We love it so much, that if we do not
have bookstores to find his work, credit cards to order his work, or enough
money to purchase it in the first place, then we will succomb a thousend
times to finding it on the internet without cost.

Joshua from Canada
Comment 44 of 223, added on May 17th, 2006 at 7:28 PM.

the bitter on this poem is a reference of the PEYOTE a plant wich growth in
the desert and can teach you about yourself. allicinate

lunari from Peru

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Information about In the desert

Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 3. In the desert
Volume: The Black Riders & Other Lines
Year: 1905
Added: Jan 31 2004
Viewed: 3149 times
Poem of the Day: Jun 28 2000


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