If By Rudyard Kippling Analysis

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If was written by Rudyard Kipling and was published in 1895. This poem was tribute to Leander Starr Jamesson. This poem was written in the form of paternal advice to the poet’s son, John. If is an example literary of Victorian-era. The well-known Indian historian and writer Khushwant Singh claims that Rudyard Kipling’s “If”, the essence of the message from The Gita in English is. The initial publication of the poem “if” was in the “Brother Square Toes” chapter of the book Rewards and Fairies in 1910. The book Rewards and Fairies was actually a collection of Rudyard Kipling’s poetry and short-stories.

Joseph Rudyard Kipling was born on December 30, 1865, in Bombay, India. He was a as an English short-story writer, novelist,
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The second part comes at the end of stanza 4, “yours is” and “you’ll”. In both constructions there is the sense that if you do this, then that will happen. The situations mentioned are hypothetical and general. The attributes are ones to for,. not ones that can be achieved overnight. The fact that the poem is one long conditional sentence indicates that it will take a long time and considerable effort, for the son to become a man in the sense that the father is speaking off. The father use second person pronoun, “you” throughout the poem. As “you” can be singular and the plural the poem is both a personal address by a father to his son and at the same time a general address to every reader. It has a universal appeal. Being addressed directly helps to maintain the reader’s attention as he is curious to discover where this advice is leading. If we can achieve what seems to be long and impossible list, what will we achieve? The many imperatives in the poem are that intrusive or strongly commanding, the tone is that of a father offering his son friendly and helpful…show more content…
He regretted that he was unable to serve due to poor eyesight and he encouraged his own son to enlist. He touted the virtues of courage and fighting prowess, but, unlike many other leading intellectuals and public figures of his day, excoriated the British government for not taking care of the soldiers once they returned from the front. Several of his poems depict cruel treatment of veterans, from mocking and jeering and refusals of service to poor food, housing, and care. The veterans of the charge of the light brigade bitterly lament that they are sung about in Tennyson's famous poem but do not have a bed to sleep in for the night. The young "Tommy" is treated poorly; what compounds his misery is that as soon as Britain is in trouble again, he and his fellow soldiers will be lauded as heroes. Kipling gives voice to these aggrieved soldiers and tries to shame his countrymen for the way they treat those who have made it possible for them to go on living in
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