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Analysis and comments on A man saw a ball of gold in the sky by Stephen Crane

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Comment 5 of 115, added on February 15th, 2007 at 11:33 AM.

thanks pete

kyle from United States
Comment 4 of 115, added on April 19th, 2006 at 5:42 PM.

i think he's trying to say that the man saw gold that would give him
fortune, which would make him happy, and he got it. but up close, it was
worthless and stupid. then when he looked back down, he saw that the true
gold, the true happiness, was right next to him, but he just didn't see it
because he was looking upward, trying to find fame and fortune, the whole
time.

evangeline from New Zealand
Comment 3 of 115, added on August 27th, 2005 at 9:18 PM.

this poem is queer

pete from United States
Comment 2 of 115, added on April 19th, 2005 at 1:13 PM.

i loved this poem i barely understood it thanx

mit tomka from Colombia
Comment 1 of 115, added on April 5th, 2005 at 3:38 PM.

Many years ago I decided to use an analysis of this poem as the central
theme of my masters thesis on Stephen Crane. The poem is quite simple but
clearly distinguishes the glaring differences between journalism and
creative writing. The full body of Crane's work may interpreted from this
perspective. Alas, I never got my MA in English and the thesis was never
written. The main theory still works today.

Linda H. York from United States

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Information about A man saw a ball of gold in the sky

Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 35. A man saw a ball of gold in the sky
Volume: The Black Riders & Other Lines
Year: 1905
Added: Jan 31 2004
Viewed: 1042 times
Poem of the Day: Feb 4 2002


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