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Comment 14 of 16, added on February 8th, 2016 at 11:34 PM.

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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Comment 11 of 16, added on August 26th, 2014 at 6:50 PM.

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.

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Comment 9 of 16, 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 16, 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 16, 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
military victories.


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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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