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The ass mocks him. The stupid ass grazes on his grass in his thoughtless
survival. While the man is tortured by his determination and his inability
to succeed without labor. He simply can't stop thinking. While the ass
eats his fill without care.

Dan O from United States
Comment 2 of 461, added on December 20th, 2008 at 10:38 PM.

I keep thinking that this man on the burning road is work-weary. He
struggles and works to survive. When he sees this stupid ass in the green
place he gets angry and says that the ass should be on the burning road.
Perhaps the Ass should get out and work, but the man should also go to the
green place. I think this is about balance. The man on the burning road
will not go to the green place because he does not want to be like the
grinning ass, though if he were to go he could probably appreciate it more
than the ass. The ass on the other hand is grinning at this tired man and
seems to not grasp how wonderful of a place he is in. Perhaps in the end
life should be a balance between the burning road and the green place.

Fiona from Canada

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Information about A man toiled on a burning road

Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 55. A man toiled on a burning road
Volume: The Black Riders & Other Lines
Year: 1905
Added: Jan 31 2004
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