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Analysis and comments on In heaven by Stephen Crane

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Comment 20 of 510, added on March 8th, 2012 at 3:10 PM.

vEuDWg Really enjoyed this post.Really looking forward to read more. Will
read on...

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Comment 19 of 510, added on February 19th, 2012 at 8:38 AM.
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nabeela badrudin from Pakistan
Comment 18 of 510, added on December 12th, 2011 at 8:16 AM.
Comment on the Poem: The Blades of Grass

The poem of the poet is indeed on a point worth lending attention to. Man
should not be proud of his good deeds that he commits in the world. Good
deeds may not save from the anger of God, it will be indeed the boundless
mercy of God that we should rely on. The blade of grass, not knowing of his
virtuous deeds, and only waits for the mercy of God, is rewarded but the
ones who brag about their righteousness are praised/rewarded at all. Man
indeed should go humbly towards God with hope of receiving from His mercy,
and should not haughtily visit Him for a getting a reward of their virtuous
deeds, done in the world for their self-satisfaction rather than to please

Mohammad Fayyaz from Pakistan
Comment 17 of 510, added on December 4th, 2011 at 5:15 AM.
in heaven

.one of the best poem in relation to God....

noque.p from Philippines
Comment 16 of 510, added on December 5th, 2010 at 9:08 AM.

Thanks 4 Ethan from US for giving me information about this poem...
Now, I can go on with this poem :)

Ieam from Indonesia
Comment 15 of 510, added on September 26th, 2008 at 5:13 PM.

Though he may have misnamed the poem and misplaced its location, Stephen
struck a blow for mercey in this poem---you know "unmerited
favor"---salvation by works is a slippery slope---God is the judge of worth
not humankind.

David K
Comment 14 of 510, added on August 20th, 2008 at 3:28 PM.

I think that this poem is in reference to the teachings of Christ. In
Matthew, Jesus teaches that when we pray, it shouldn't be in the streets to
show off and when we fast, it shouldn't be to show others how righteous we
are. All the bragging blades of grass were doing what God told us not to.
The humble blade of grass probably did countless good deeds, but he just
couldn't remember them because he did them with pure intent: to love God
and fellow men and not to exalt himself.

Ethan from United States
Comment 13 of 510, added on April 10th, 2008 at 2:32 AM.

I am currently doing a research paper for my college, and I was looking for
some insight into people's opinions that I could somehow incorporate in my
paper, but people, your views are horribly twisted. How can you possibly
say that Crane was an Athiest? Read any biography about him. He was
deeply religious and focused most of his poems on the afterlife and the
glory of God. Great poems all around, and this is coming from a student
who hates most poetry.

Stephen from United States
Comment 12 of 510, added on February 3rd, 2007 at 8:04 PM.

in this poem, crane is mocking God's standard of humbleness being proper

Mike from United States
Comment 11 of 510, added on January 28th, 2007 at 9:44 PM.

wow, now that I actually get to a poem I like, it is contaminated by these
stupid comments and retarded jokes that contain zero thought and zero
intelligence. If I was to categorize every response given on every poem on
this site I think I could present it to congress and give a very compelling
argument that the U.S. needs more funding for education, because this is
ridiculous. I can not believe the amount of idiotic responses and
comments. It is beyond me. I swear to god, I'm going to freakin' take a
giant dump on the next person who posts something stupid.

JT from United States

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Information about In heaven

Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 18. In heaven
Volume: The Black Riders & Other Lines
Year: 1905
Added: Jan 31 2004
Viewed: 2183 times
Poem of the Day: Oct 12 2007

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