Crane died on February 16,at the age of 60; Stephen was eight years old. Yet the youth smiled, for he saw that the world was a world for him, though many discovered it to be made of oaths and walking sticks.
Crane at his funeral, more than double the size of his congregation. Agnes, another Crane sister, joined the siblings in New Jersey. Crane also met the Polish-born novelist Joseph Conrad in Octoberwith whom he would have what Crane called a "warm and endless friendship". At this point he had published, unsuccessfully, at his own expense, just one novel, Maggie: He was an unknown quantity.
For example, Henry experiences "the black weight of his woe"; he is both "a blue desperate figure" and "a blue, determined figure"; he fantasizes that he "stood before a crimson and steel assault"; he "soared on the red wings of war"; the army was "a blue machine.
He believes, for instance, that war exists for the purpose of creating heroes, and that men, when transformed into soldiers, are guaranteed a kind of honor that grants them prestige in society and history.
Green trees and bushes appear blue in the distance. The wait for that "composite monster" continues. The imagery developed for an impending battle uses similar techniques. From this little distance the many fires, with the black forms of men passing to and fro before the crimson rays, made weird and satanic effects.
For example, he writes that "A shell screaming like a storm banshee went over the huddled heads of the reserves," a simile, and "They could see a flag that tossed in the smoke angrily," a personification, and that "The composite monster which had caused the other troops to flee had not then appeared" a metaphor.
Maggie was initially rejected by numerous publishers because of its atypical and true-to-life depictions of class warfare, which clashed with the sentimental tales of that time.
Maggie was not a success, either financially or critically. The officer speaks casually about sacrificing the th because they are nothing more than "mule drivers" and "mud diggers.
Shortly after this move, Crane left to report on the Spanish-American War for the New York World, an assignment he accepted, in part, to escape financial debts he and Cora had accrued.
Over the river a golden ray of sun came through the hosts of leaden rain clouds. In the present, he declared to himself that it was only the doomed and the damned who roared with sincerity at circumstance. Fearing the battle is a lost cause, Henry deserts his regiment.
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Stephen Crane was born in New Jersey on November 1, Stephen Crane consistently uses figurative language to create images that vividly describe all aspects of war.
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