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But this was not because Crane’s own same-sex desire was in danger of being discovered and condemned; Wilde’s fate was an aesthetic warning. His identities as writer and individual were the result of his queerness, and by being penitent he had denied his sexual identity and his authentic, transgressive aesthetic. Crane’s defense of Decadence By rejecting Wilde and his new, weakened aesthetic, Crane was not rejecting Decadence. 20 The discontented reader, R. McM from Los Angeles, made a connection between what they perceived as Joyce’s “decadence,” and his description of sexuality.
The emphasis that is placed here on the connections between sight and beauty go further than being just typical material for a writer of sonnets.
X / x / x x / x x / But clear are these things; the grass and the sand, x / x x / x /x x / Where, sure as the eyes reach, ever at hand, x / x /x x / x / With lips wide open and face burnt blind, x / x / x / x x / The strong sea-daisies feast on the sun. 7 The fourth line in Swinburne’s stanza offers a model for the way in which Crane sought to match style to content: the stunting of the line’s anapaests with an iamb to reflect the disillusionment at failed dreams and the understanding of them, is similar to the technique Crane uses in the first and third lines of the stanza quoted above.