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Analysis and comments on Once there came a man by Stephen Crane

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Comment 7 of 67, added on June 1st, 2006 at 8:30 PM.

In my view i see this as the way and thinking of Hitler

chris from United States
Comment 6 of 67, added on March 24th, 2006 at 4:19 PM.

To MIKE from Canada: Interesting Observation. I found this site because
of his connection to T. Roosevelt. I didn't realize he was a poet also.

marty fry from United States
Comment 5 of 67, added on January 13th, 2006 at 8:19 PM.

this poem is terrific as so many of his are. ^_^

hotbutteredtoast from United States
Comment 4 of 67, added on November 29th, 2005 at 7:36 PM.

This poem to me uas about not conforming to what we are told to do...by
anything government or even our parents.

Ellen from United States
Comment 3 of 67, added on April 17th, 2005 at 9:47 PM.

I agree with both of you. this is the first time i read this poem and it is
very true. Sometimes it sadddens me that we cant just realize the things
that aren't big enough to fight over. Just because we dont agree to
something or we dont like it does not mean there needs to be blood shed!

Elizabeth from United States
Comment 2 of 67, added on December 21st, 2004 at 8:54 PM.

I agree with Chris...the final line about seeing the simplicity though adds
an element to it that Chris excluded. The simplicity is that they have
placed themselves in rows by saying that some fight against it and others
fight for it.

Mike from Canada
Comment 1 of 67, added on December 1st, 2004 at 2:30 PM.

This poem shows how man fights over the simplist of things. And how we do
not see how stupid it is.

Chris from United States

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Information about Once there came a man

Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 5. Once there came a man
Volume: The Black Riders & Other Lines
Year: 1905
Added: Jan 31 2004
Viewed: 23662 times
Poem of the Day: Aug 11 2000

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