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Analysis and comments on There was, before me by Stephen Crane

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Comment 3 of 48, added on December 8th, 2009 at 8:38 PM.

He illustrates how the sweetest things in life never last long enough to
completely have them.

Comment 2 of 48, added on August 7th, 2005 at 4:47 PM.

Crane is speaking of knowing the good beyond the dreaful things for he is
pure and unwanting and so appreciates the good, whether this be an
attraction to a woman or other. However, it seems as soon as he desires
these things and becomes selfish with wanting them he has so lost his pure
nature. And his acceptance with his life becomes a life he finds

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Comment 1 of 48, added on November 1st, 2004 at 7:42 AM.

Despite what lies before us in ways of trials, it is possible, as well as
necessary, to look past it all and remember what it is we're fighting for
or working towards.

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Information about There was, before me

Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 21. There was, before me
Volume: The Black Riders & Other Lines
Year: 1905
Added: Jan 31 2004
Viewed: 841 times
Poem of the Day: Dec 6 2000

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