A Critical Analysis Of Kipling's 'If'

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The poem is an aclamation to British stoicism and masculine rectitude. It consist of advice from a parent to child since, It is written in an edifying and moralizing tone of an older man offering his personal wisdom to a younger boy. The poem contains an agglomeration of characteristics and atributes regarded as essential to the ideal man.Above all things he expects his son to be a true leader.

Kipling's "If" is written in a strong rythmic pulse, iambic pentameter. We can speculate about its effect, however. The rythm scheme AB AB CD CD appears to start with two ryming couplets.By using this rhyme code Kipling produces a catchy rhythm. This keeps the reader into the flow of the poem, and keeps them engaged. It is divided into four
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"If" the son can succeed in following this advice, he will achieve becoming "a Man" and which is more his “son” in possession of "the Earth and everything that's in…show more content…
It's about developing the proper attitudes about things. It's about keeping your eyes on the goal and not being distracted by unimportant things. It's about courage and self-control, and what you might call 'maturity'--acting like a grown-up and seeing the real value of things. I admire the poem's rhythm and driving force. He refuses to finish his sentence until the end of the poem, compelling you to read forward . Although , from the historical and social perspective of today, we cannot fully empathize with the poem since the idea of that strong class system and Britains rule over the globe has vanished. On the other hand “Mother to Son” is a poem that the speaker is a mother who describes her hardships to her son by comparing her life to stairs. The main theme is for the poem "Mother to son." It's all about us making it until the end and never giving up because we can't see what's ahead.

Hughes adopts a voice of an african american women who we presume is poor. The idiomatic style of the speech is invoked in the context of the courage, endurance and sense of duty of the African American race. The language also imparts a charged colloquial element to the
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