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Crane, Stephen. "A man said to the universe".


- a man announces to the universe: "Sir, I exist!"

- the universe gives an indifferent answer suggesting that the fact of a human existing means nothing to the universe: "However, [...] / The fact has not created in me / A sense of obligation."



- brief, prosaic

- cosmic irony

- man is not the highest authority in the universe

- considering the whole of the universe, the existence of mankind means nothing


  • Author

    Crane, Stephen. (1871 - 1900).
  • Full Title

    Untitled, the first line is used for identification.
  • Form


Works Cited

Crane, Stephen. "A man said to the universe". In: The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Ed. Nina Baym et al. NY: Norton, 1989.


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