About Stephen CraneStephen Crane was a great american poet and writer. He is recognized by modern critics as one of the most innovative writers of his generation. Crane's poems, which he preferred to call lines, are typically not given as much scholarly attention as his fiction; no anthology contained Crane's verse until 1926. Although it is not certain when Crane began to write poetry seriously, he once said that his overall poetic aim was to give my ideas of life as a whole, so far as I know it. The poetic style used in both of his books of poetry, The Black Riders and Other Lines and War is Kind, was unconventional for the time in that it was written in free verse without rhyme, meter, or even titles for individual works. Here is a selection of his best poems from these books like Black riders came from the sea and other verses.
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Crane differed from his peers and poets of later generations in that his work contains allegory, dialectic and narrative situations.