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Analysis and comments on "Truth," said a traveller by Stephen Crane

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Comment 15 of 295, added on February 12th, 2012 at 4:44 AM.
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Comment 14 of 295, added on January 5th, 2012 at 11:59 AM.

i believe in the 2nd traveller wherein the truth is just a thing that
cannot be seen or touch its just an abstract thing ..

and we can find truth only in ourselves..

but we cant say that someone is telling the truth because truth is cannot
be seen by our naked eyes ..

truth is like an air we cant see it but we can feel it ! :)

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Comment 13 of 295, added on November 23rd, 2011 at 11:42 AM.
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Comment 12 of 295, added on February 1st, 2010 at 3:47 PM.

There is more than one truth out there. It is the truth as you see it, that
one must choose. I choose the second traveler.

Jim from United States
Comment 11 of 295, added on January 4th, 2010 at 6:32 PM.

This is a great poem. I believe it is stating the truth in life also. The
poem describes two very plausible ideas that two people could have and live
by.

Mia from United States
Comment 10 of 295, added on June 8th, 2009 at 8:22 PM.

When I read this poem it really caught my attention. If you have read the
other comments on this page like I have, you will notice that everyone has
a different opinion on what this poem is saying. To me, this poem speaks
about the truth or meaning of life. The first traveller believes that he
has found this inner meaning, and it is solid like a rock, something he
lives by. The second traveller has not yet grasped the truth of this life,
and cannot seem to find the answers he is searching for. Rock is tangible,
it is there for you to touch. This is what the first traveller believes
because he has found it, and lives by these solid beliefs. The second
traveler doesn't grasp what he feels to be the truth of life, using things
like phantoms to represent it. The author then uses his voice to note that
he is still searching, but has not yet found life's true meaning. I think
that this is a fantastic poem that is meant to be interpreted in any
different ways, by the many different people that read it. Life's truth is
endless, and until you find what you believe to be its meaning, you will
keep grasping for this personal knowledge.

Brittany from Canada
Comment 9 of 295, added on May 17th, 2009 at 12:14 AM.

I kind of agree with the first traveller.
Truth is solid. Truth is definite. we may not know what it is, but it's
there and it's constant. There is one truth, its not just what ever we want
it to be.

molly from United States
Comment 8 of 295, added on March 29th, 2007 at 2:33 PM.

a poem that would put any-one into deep thought about truth

Bob the builder from China
Comment 7 of 295, added on March 2nd, 2006 at 11:11 PM.

To me this read that it was the pursuit and desire of truth that is most
important. Not obtaining and judging others by it.

anne from Australia
Comment 6 of 295, added on January 25th, 2006 at 9:15 PM.

Who says that there is a definition of truth? The reason there are two
travelers, I feel, is because truth is "in the eye of the beholder." It
lacks definition because it is a huristic concept, one where everyone has
their own personal definition. Crane even says the same thing: "And I
believed the second traveller; For truth was to me...." To me. That's the
message I got, truth is what you want it to be.

Mindy from United States

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Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 28. "Truth," said a traveller
Volume: The Black Riders & Other Lines
Year: 1905
Added: Jan 31 2004
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