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Analysis and comments on In the desert by Stephen Crane

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Comment 73 of 813, added on April 14th, 2011 at 2:37 PM.
poetry

this poem sucks more than a vacuum

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Comment 72 of 813, added on January 23rd, 2011 at 11:25 PM.

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Comment 71 of 813, added on January 14th, 2011 at 12:38 PM.
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Comment 70 of 813, added on December 23rd, 2010 at 2:43 AM.
Stephan Crane

The poem isnt just about knowing pain. It is about relishing in the pain;
savoring it. He doesnt just acknowledge he is eating his heart, but that he
enjoys it. The bitterness is his solace.

Shannon Woodside from United States
Comment 69 of 813, added on November 28th, 2010 at 11:18 AM.
Pain

Someone said it is about love. It is about love definitely, but I think
that is an over-simplification. I think it is about how often we would
rather feel pain than feel nothing at all. It is about how we listen to sad
songs that are beautiful even though they make us sad. As humans, we feel
strongly. Deep down, we are not these polished people who have everything
together. We are really naked, bestial creatures who cannot control
everything and who are often in metaphorical deserts because we are
actually alone and have nothing but ourselves. Still, we celebrate these
emotions which are frequently bitter because they are what make us alive
and human... So it can be about love because without the pain in love, we
would not be human, but I do not think it is ONLY about love.

Abalinda from United States
Comment 68 of 813, added on August 16th, 2010 at 2:18 PM.
The Desert

I like Neil's comment #48&49. And so with that in mind here I am.
I feel the poem refers to more than just love.
The creature is within us all.
By taking in/upon us, that which is of us, be it bitter, distasteful and
awful, can we become better.
Only by facing these truths, processing by our heart these distastful
aspects of our human condition, can we learn to evolve from the creature
form to a better enlightened being.
Thats my take.
wish me luck with it.
Now back to my meal, I've a lot to consume.

Terry from Canada
Comment 67 of 813, added on August 7th, 2010 at 8:25 PM.
In the desert

I had a quick look through all the comments and didn't see one that
actually hit on the core of the poem. I am no poetry expert but, when I
first read this one, many years ago, I realised immediately what it was
about. I have had a framed copy of it on my window ledge for years - I'm
looking at it now. The poem is about LOVE! We go through it and get hurt
by it, but although it hurts we go back for more. Look at it in this way
and all the symbolism falls into place.

Neil from United Kingdom
Comment 66 of 813, added on May 26th, 2010 at 11:23 AM.
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Comment 65 of 813, added on March 16th, 2010 at 9:02 AM.
Il fatto che sia necessario

Perche non:)


tool from United States
Comment 64 of 813, added on March 4th, 2010 at 5:44 AM.
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well.. it's like I thought!

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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: 3867 times
Poem of the Day: Jun 28 2000


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