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

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Comment 8 of 298, 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 298, 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 298, 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
Comment 5 of 298, added on January 17th, 2006 at 3:18 PM.

Real love is truth. Truth emanates from the heart.

Lamar Cole from United States
Comment 4 of 298, added on June 27th, 2005 at 8:50 PM.

Maybe I have a more cynical view... I see it as truth is hard to define.
It's hard to find. It's hard to distinguish between truth and a falsehood.
We talk about truth most of the time like it's some absolute concept, like
it's black and white, when mabye it's shades of gray (sorry for the
cliche). I think it also has the message that truth isn't one absolute,
it's different for everyone who searches for it. Kind of like poetry,
there's never one meaning....

But one a personal note, I also agree with the second traveller. I often
find it hard to determine what exactly truth is. I don't mean whether
someone's telling the truth or not, but in an abstract sense.

Anisah from Canada
Comment 3 of 298, 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 298, 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

Nalani from United States
Comment 1 of 298, 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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