A man feared that he might find an assassin

A man feared that he might find an assassin;
Another that he might find a victim.
One was more wise than the other.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Stephen Crane's poem A man feared that he might find an assassin


  1. Lane says:

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  2. Pam says:

    Wow, and I was just reading “In the Desert”, which is also from Black Riders. Seems like S. Crane was sensitive to the darkness of humans and their oblivion to the relevence of it.

  3. Liam K. says:

    One of the most overlooked and greatest poems of Cranes writings. For it not only leaves the reader contemplating about the brief lines but also connects its theme to many of his other writings on death, confrontation, and fear.

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