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To Brooklyn Bridge is an approachable poem. It is a poem that speaks to people. The poem explores an act all people have done. The act of watching and looking and being in your immediate present. Crane’s poem is not inaccessible. One does not have to be blue blood to feel and understand what the speaker is experiencing and undergoing. The speaker is a man looking at the bridge questioning its place in life,its contribution to life. “How many dawns, chill from his rippling rest / The seagull’s wings shall dip and pivot him, / Shedding white rings of tumult, building high / Over the chained bay waters Liberty”(1-4). as the poem progresses there is different emotions that shift in the poem. On the third Quatrain the speaker is cynical bout the cinemas. “I think of cinemas, panoramic sleights / with multitudes bent toward some flashing scene / never disclosed, but hastened to again,”(9-11). And the fourth stanza he is again looking at the bridge, its almost as though thoughts are running through his head while he watches the bridge. The speaker can do both live and gaze at the bridge with out worrying about his tomorrows.

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