Crane, Stephen. "I walked in a desert".
- the speaker cries to God and pleads to be taken from the desert he walks in
- there is a voice insisting that this is no desert
- brief, simple; written in an unpoetic, commonly used language
- reminds the reader that there is higher authority than man
- may suggest that man has no right to call God's creation ugly or unpleasant because if it really were so, God would probably not have created it
AuthorCrane, Stephen. (1871 - 1900).
Full TitleUntitled, the first line is used for identification.
Crane, Stephen. "I walked in a desert". In: The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Ed. Nina Baym et al. NY: Norton, 1989.