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Analysis and comments on I walked in a desert by Stephen Crane

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Comment 7 of 287, added on February 3rd, 2007 at 7:31 PM.

Stephen Crane believed God existed, but Crane viewed God as hatefully. I
think that in this poem Crane is pointing out God's faults. The bible says
that God is always with you, but Crane does not feel God is with him. I
think this poem is trying to call God a liar

Mike from United States
Comment 6 of 287, added on December 17th, 2006 at 6:36 PM.

i have to agree with brian on this one... the man is unaware of the life
which he has created for himself.. when he finally becomes aware of his
situation he mistakes it for a desert, because in our minds we do not want
to accept that which is reality... this man's cry for help is not left
unanswered; instead, it is responded to with one short and vague phrase,
perhaps not only alluding to the idea that it has no one proper analysis
and meaning and that each individual will interpret it differently.. but
also simply pointing out the fact that "it", whatever "it" may be, is not a
desert...this man's perception of reality and the world around him is, more
or less, wrong and thus he shall remain lost and confused until he is
willing to accept his life for what it has become..

Alex from United States
Comment 5 of 287, added on January 30th, 2006 at 5:43 PM.

i think that crane is refering to the desert as hell and he is trying to
get through to the person that he is not in a desert but in hell.

caroline from United States
Comment 4 of 287, added on June 14th, 2005 at 8:39 PM.

Crane is believe in God.At first he is very desperate.the condition
around him is not very well.
but god save him and tell him he still have hope,don't give up.

leo from Austria
Comment 3 of 287, added on May 12th, 2005 at 10:16 PM.

i think that he's dreaming and sumbodies tellin him to wake up

watevauwanitabe from United States
Comment 2 of 287, added on April 28th, 2005 at 11:09 AM.

Your life is what you make of it. He feels that is life is a barin
wasteland with no comfort but only through his own self pity or perhaps,
through ignorance of that fact, has he created such an environment for
himself. The voice telling him that it is no desert is simply trying to
point out that fact to him.

Brian from United States
Comment 1 of 287, added on April 17th, 2005 at 10:39 PM.

Im trying to figure this one out, but so far it seema that maybe the man is
lost and has no where to go. He is asking for help, but the person is
telling him that he is not lost. Maybe he is just thinking that he is lost,
not knowing that he is actually safe, maybe he made his own prison. Somewon
els put something i need more ideas.

Elizabeth from United States

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Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 42. I walked in a desert
Volume: The Black Riders & Other Lines
Year: 1905
Added: Jan 31 2004
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Poem of the Day: Dec 16 2001

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