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Stephen Crane - I stood upon a high place,

I stood upon a high place,
And saw, below, many devils
Running, leaping,
and carousing in sin.
One looked up, grinning,
And said, "Comrade! Brother!"

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I stood upon a high place, - Comments and Information

Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 9. I stood upon a high place,
Volume: The Black Riders & Other Lines
Year: Published/Written in 1905
Poem of the Day: Jun 12 2009

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Comment 14 of 16, added on February 8th, 2016 at 11:34 PM.
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narrator is looking down on the unorthodox behavior of the "devils" (not necessarily in a physically high place) but when the look up at him (grinning because the narrator is being hypocritical) and call him brother, it familiarizes the narrator with the devils and speaker realizes they are just as bad as the rest of them - can be connected to Lord of the Flies by William Golding when Ralph notices that all the boys have become savages

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