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Analysis and comments on A spirit sped by Stephen Crane

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Comment 5 of 255, added on April 24th, 2012 at 2:30 AM.
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Comment 4 of 255, added on February 12th, 2012 at 3:42 AM.
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TnnpTz Yeah, it is clear now !... From the very beginning I did not
understand where was the connection with the title !!....

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Comment 3 of 255, added on February 7th, 2011 at 9:10 PM.
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This poem goes to show how we need to acknowledge that God has done
marvelous things, instead of just going to him whining, and then after he
helps us walking away and going back to our own things again.

Mariah from United States
Comment 2 of 255, added on January 17th, 2006 at 11:48 AM.

Crane has a way to deliver the theme in such a minimalistic and simplistic
way that even the most creatively-impaired person can undertsand it.

I believe Crane is saying that even through our most troublesome journeys
God is not there, but when we deny His power, he comes with revenge. In
other words, God is a selfish one, caring only for himself.

Joshua from Canada
Comment 1 of 255, added on May 30th, 2005 at 9:03 PM.

This poem is wonderfully simple and direct in its obvious portrayal of the
uselessness of God, who is supposed to answer human suffereing: war,
murder, oppression, brutality, etc., and yet He does not answer, he is not
just. However, when there is peace, love, kindness, charity,
life--suddenly He, our Allmighty, benevolent God, is to thank, to praise,
and to worship. It seems God does work in mysterious ways; as well as
illogical and unjust. Seems like a bit of a sham to me, and i think Stephen
Crane would agree.

Casey from United States

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Information about A spirit sped

Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 68. A spirit sped
Volume: The Black Riders & Other Lines
Year: 1905
Added: Jan 31 2004
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Poem of the Day: Nov 1 2005


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