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

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Comment 3 of 293, added on April 17th, 2005 at 10:21 PM.

I'm seeing this poem in a diferent way than you guys. Then he says Truth, i
think of God. He has seen God and he has gone to God, but never got close
enough to actually touch Him. I love this poem because it says that truth
is unreachable. He almost got there, but once he dies, he will finally be
told the truth by God. Thats what i heard from this poem.

Elizabeth from United States
Comment 2 of 293, added on November 10th, 2004 at 2:26 AM.

AMEN! truth is infanite ... truth "Is a breath, a wind, a shadow, a
phantom; long have I pursued it, but never have I touched the hem of its
garment." No one has touched anything close to what truth could be defined
as.

Nalani from United States
Comment 1 of 293, added on October 7th, 2004 at 6:37 PM.

This poem says so much! I wrote a diary based on this poem for school. I
found that "Truth has no one meaning" It dosn't have one definition. Truth
cannot be described. When someone asks you "Tell the truth." is the truth
the whole thing? Detail by detal? If so, truth is impossible to recall. Is
truth the whole truth, and NOTHING short of it? This poem says that
everyone is individual in their opinion of truth. This poem got me
thinking, have I EVER said the truth? Is Truth more complecated than anyone
on earth could reach? Truth is love, Truth is unpredictable, Truth is joy,
Truth is pain, Truth is gone, Truth is lies... Think up some more "Truth
is" by yourself. Those are the ones I have though up.

Melany from Canada

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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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