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Crane, Stephen. "Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind".


- an account of the horrors of war, claiming at the same time that "war is kind"

- young girl should not cry over her dead lover, a child should not weep for his father, a mother should not weep for her son for "war is kind"

- calls the field of thousand corpses the Kingdom of the Battle-God

- describes the battle atmosphere as swelling by "the unexplained glory" when killing is called "virtue"



- a poem of a relatively traditional form, for Crane

- strongly ironic

- juxtaposes the horrors of war with the claim that "war is kind"

- refuses to attach any positive quality to anything related to war ("glory" cannot be associated with war)

- warns against the worship of war heroes


  • Author

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

    Untitled, the first line is used for identification.
  • First Published

    In: War Is Kind. 1899.
  • Form


Works Cited

Crane, Stephen. "Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind". (1899). In: The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Ed. Nina Baym et al. NY: Norton, 1989.


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