Comment 9 of 9, 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 9, 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 9, added on March 21st, 2011 at 5:55 PM.
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
Comment 6 of 9, 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 9, added on February 3rd, 2007 at 8:02 PM.
"everyone, including me, is sinful" - stephen crane
Mike from United States
Comment 4 of 9, 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
Comment 3 of 9, 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
Elizabeth from United States
Comment 2 of 9, 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
from United States
Comment 1 of 9, added on December 1st, 2004 at 2:34 PM.
This poem shows how man thinks he can sit out of sin and is sinless. But we
are not sinless a we think we are as our "brothers" and "comrades" call to