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Analysis and comments on Should the wide world roll away, by Stephen Crane

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Comment 3 of 6, added on February 4th, 2007 at 3:24 AM.

It means that if he could fall with her in his arms, it wouldn't matter.
Especially if it was a long ways. It's romantic in the truest sense. I
don't see how it's in the least bit twisted. It's saying that if the world
ends, just let me be in your arms as it's happening.

Comment 2 of 6, added on February 3rd, 2007 at 7:41 PM.

This is not stating that if there was no God, Crane would need ______; it
is stating.. Crane does not care about God or those other things, he just
cares that he is with a certain person for a while. A very twisted romantic

Comment 1 of 6, added on August 15th, 2005 at 8:51 AM.

Wow. In a world robbed of God, he reveals what will truly be important to
him. The world stumbling to doom does not seem to matter much -- since it
may very well be the present stage of the world. A world without religion
would indeed seem like a a limitless night to some people, but it is these
white hands that truly matter to him. Then -- somehow -- the black terror
doesn't seem so bad. I'm reminded of a Katherine Hepburn quotation, "I'm
an atheist, and that's it. I believe there's nothing we can know except
that we should be kind to each other and do what we can for each other."

L. G. (edited by admin) from United States

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Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 10. Should the wide world roll away,
Volume: The Black Riders & Other Lines
Year: 1905
Added: Jan 31 2004
Viewed: 231 times
Poem of the Day: Nov 28 2003

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