Kipling's 'If' contains mottos and maxims for life, and the poem is also a blueprint for personal integrity, behaviour and self-development. If I were damned of body and soul,I know whose prayers would make me whole,Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine! For the theme, as already told, the poem basically tells us the conditions that we should meet to succeed in life and make this life happy and a beautiful one. I truly feel the guiding words of wisdom are so perfect and moving and also believe they can apply to any gender as well. We have to accept that and respect them for the good qualities in them. Heaven hath her high, as Earth her baser, wars.
We have to develop our personality the right way, so that everyone supports us and gives us importance count with you , but none too much. The market-girls an' fishermen, The shepherds an' the sailors, too,They 'eard old songs turn up again, But kep' it quiet -- same as you! We have to force our body heart and nerve and sinew to serve us even after it has lost the strength due to old age or illness. During his lifetime, he was described as respectful of Indians, but Kipling was also known to have held common prejudices that were rife in late-Victorian Britain. The speaker is imploring the reader to endure, even if that feels both physically sinew and emotionally heart and nerve impossible. In the 1890s, he developed a great interest in folk legends and animal myths.
Throughout the poem, the speaker gives the reader multiple scenarios, both positive and negative, along with a glimpse into how one should conduct oneself. On the other hand, the noble touch would give us the power and opportunity to reach higher goals. However, as the poem progresses the emotion of the poem becomes happier and more inspirational. Kipling gained renown throughout the world as a poet and storyteller. This structure could be implemented to make the poem more interesting.
I know whose tears would come down to me,Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine! He says that we must not deal with lies even if the people around us are spreading wrong accounts of as doing so would stop us down to the level of those gossipmongers. The 'Jameson Raid' was later considered a major factor in starting the Boer War 1899-1902. Every other line of the poem rhymes with each other e. I passed it on to my boys starting in '80. Land of our Birth, our faith, our pride, For whose dear sake our fathers died; Oh, Motherland, we pledge to thee Head, heart and hand through the years to be! By then, he was a controversial figure because of his views toward empire, which many misunderstood. Here the abstractions, calm of mind and composure have been replaced by the closely related head which is concrete.
Kipling received the 1907 Nobel prize for literature. In synecdoche, one thing is replaced by another intimately associated with it. But, the poet warns us not to go that way. So I'll meet 'im later on At the place where 'e is gone -- Where it's always double drill and no canteen; 'E'll be squattin' on the coals Givin' drink to poor damned souls, An' I'll get a swig in hell from Gunga Din! A great will power if one has kept in mind that has strength and trust of Divine power then no other person's doubt can affect such will power to lead ahead. Now in Injia's sunny clime, Where I used to spend my time A-servin' of 'Er Majesty the Queen, Of all them blackfaced crew The finest man I knew Was our regimental bhisti, Gunga Din. Stanza three is conservative in nature, and once again aims to create a balance between dreams and reality.
The poem 'If' is inspirational, motivational, and a set of rules for 'grown-up' living. And on a different subject, here's a , which makes unusual use of Rudyard Kipling's inspirational poem 'If'. I'm a religious man in total sorrow, searching for some understanding through prayer. A minute is filled with sixty seconds. His behavior in response to deleterious events and cruel men is important; he must continue to have faith in himself when others doubt him, he must understand that his words might be twisted and used for evil, he must be able to deal with the highest and lowest echelons of society, and he must be able to withstand the lies and hatred emanating from others. The poet asks us to garner enough confidence to believe in oneself and our potential even if the others around us have given up on us. His childhood would continue for a short period along an upward slope in the wonderland where he was born, and then plunge dramatically at the age of six when he was sent to England for his education.
Due to the strong message the poem conveys and great craftsmanship, I really enjoyed this poem. Teach us to bear the yoke in youth, With steadfastness and careful truth; That, in our time, Thy Grace may give The Truth whereby the Nations live. Everyone has his strengths and weaknesses. We should not forget that Kipling wrote this poem for his son, as it is addressed in the very last line. It would resemble winning the earth itself. He asks us to treat those deceivers similarly, with a smiling face. We should be able to talk with common mass without losing our virtue or moral values.
The poem has an almost mathematical proof about it with its if-then scenario. This use of personal pronouns could inspire readers, as the feel they are being directly spoken to. I like it very much and feel inspired. Bill, called me into the office and asked me what my problem was, so of course I start reiterating my problem, and out of nowhere, Mr. This is another key to getting to the top of the world, according to the poet. Over the years, I've tried to impart the wisdom in that poem to all my children, two daughters and a son.
We should not lose our temperament even if others are blaming us for their fault. I had never heard it before - I was 12 years old. Once started, the mechanization of the age made them snowball themselves in a way that startled me. This poem, published three years after he won the Nobel Prize, encapsulates the lessons he learned and considered to be the keys to his success. The cultural nunaces picked up can only come with prolonged exposure, in the end the poet grudingly admits to his dependence and admiration for the poor Gunga Din. Well I think it's not misfortune in the sense of his poem, but these are part of us, naturally coming and massively changing us towards good fortune if we address such things the right way. Every person can trust himself and change his attitude into positive virtuous mood.