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Analysis and comments on I stood upon a high place, by Stephen Crane

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Comment 11 of 11, added on August 26th, 2014 at 6:50 PM.
Brother?

Maybe the devils were once stood upon the high place the man was looking
down from. Perhaps the devil simply recognized the man and was greeting
him, maybe even calling him down to join.

Decklyn from United Kingdom
Comment 10 of 11, added on July 18th, 2014 at 8:51 PM.
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Comment 9 of 11, added on February 15th, 2012 at 9:58 PM.

I believe this poem to mean change. The man in the poem was recognized by
his friends (the devils). They want the man to come down and "dwell in sin"
but that was in the past now he is a better person.

George from United States
Comment 8 of 11, added on September 26th, 2011 at 1:18 PM.

Some people think they are better and higher up than others and look down
on others and belittle them or are hypocritical because we all are sinners.
We are all human.

nikkij from United States
Comment 7 of 11, added on March 21st, 2011 at 5:55 PM.
Interpretation

It strikes me as reminding people that we all sin. The devil refers to him
as a brother which might imply they are really the same. Also it shows that
even when people are at their highest/best, we do the most sinning.
Examples would be post-game revelry and atrocities that often happen after
military victories.

Timothy
Comment 6 of 11, added on October 23rd, 2010 at 7:18 PM.
Yin & Yang

This poem has a bit of Yin & Yang. In a sense, everything contains its
opposite, and even at the heights of noble human experience we can see, and
are never far from, degradation.

Tom from United States
Comment 5 of 11, added on February 3rd, 2007 at 8:02 PM.

"everyone, including me, is sinful" - stephen crane

Mike from United States
Comment 4 of 11, added on January 27th, 2006 at 10:48 AM.

a lot has a space. also this poem means we are all devils a heart except we
are not comletly evil. not completly evil because we are above looking
down.

john
Comment 3 of 11, added on April 17th, 2005 at 9:53 PM.

I think it shows how we can describe so well what we see, and forget that
we belong in the picture. Discusted at what is below us, yet forgetting
that we arent much higher, and that no one is better. i like this poem
alot.

Elizabeth from United States
Comment 2 of 11, added on February 23rd, 2005 at 4:05 PM.

I think that what this poem is trying to say is we don't need to go so far
to see hell. Everyone everywhere is living in sin but we just don't want to
see it.

meli from United States

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Information about I stood upon a high place,

Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 9. I stood upon a high place,
Volume: The Black Riders & Other Lines
Year: 1905
Added: Jan 31 2004
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Poem of the Day: Jun 12 2009


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