Poetic Devices: If you can keep your head: This is an instance of synecdoche. I kept it folded up in my wallet for years, referring to it from time to time as I went through both triumphs and disasters. The speaker of the poem, presumably Kipling, keeps a positive and upbeat tone throughout the work, informing the reader what he or she needs to do in order to be a successful person in life. Closer analysis of the poem reveals an intriguing back-story and some surprising stylistic effects. I was a good soldier in Vietnam where I came to understand what it means to have brothers in arms. Fletcher's A History of England a cheaper edition was sold as A School History of England , 1911. During times of crisis, it is expected that people are going to lose their rationality and indulge in blame games.
The chart would have to start on a high point: his birth in India to a loving set of parents. He's saying that all the most worthwhile financial moves are likely to be involve risk, that you should be bold with your choices and, if necessary, expect to have to start again. It tells us that we should not be materialistic and should be ready to give up our luxuries to order to achieve bigger. It also admonishes the white men to beware of their pride and to understand that their quest can be beset by obstacles like sloth and folly. No man or woman is perfect in this world. It doesn't even make any sense.
Keeping the head cool makes us think wisely to face those tough situations, and ultimately a solution comes out. This structure is actually symbolic in suggesting that you can get the rewards only after you have fulfilled the preconditions. Rudyard Kipling Twayne's English Authors Series ; no. We have a secret for you. He urges his reader to be restrained, magnanimous, detached, forgiving and ever-creative. This defeat increased the tensions that ultimately led to the. We should not lose our temperament even if others are blaming us for their fault.
An amended act created two Home Rule states by carving up Ireland into six Protestant northern counties — Northern Ireland — and grouping the rest of Ireland in the southern, Catholic region. Hayes, why do you have me write this? However, it is possible to find other works that appeared in American but not English editions, works that only appeared in an original periodical publication, and some others that only appeared in the and editions. The conditions soon changed though as the British suffered a horrific defeat at the Battle of Ctesiphon. The final four lines of the first stanza flow together nicely, almost sounding as though they are one complete thought. The lack of punctuation throughout the poem makes the poem easier to read, as it is almost one collective thought. Here the abstractions, calm of mind and composure have been replaced by the closely related head which is concrete.
It struck me so much that, being the juvenile delinquent I was at the time, I tore it out of the library book. They get to know the worst at way too young an age. If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, We should work hard and wait for the result patiently. In the second paragraph the author says that even if you enter the woods now on a late summer evening when the night air cools on the trout-ringed pools it is a name of a fish and the otter it is a name of a bird whistles his mate they are not scared of men because they see very few of them , You might hear the beat of a horse's feet and the swish of a skirt in the dew it is said so due to the mishappening that took place inside the woods who are steadily cantering trotting through the misty lonely place as though they perfectly knew the way through the old lost road but now there is no road through the woods! Throughout the poem there are only two main sentences, from stanza one to three, and the last stanza is its own sentence. This poem simply has the power to motivate any disheartened person. The poem is a set of rules for grown-up living and contains maxims for life.
Here, the speaker implores the reader to remain impassive in the face of both defeat and victory. Then we have to pick up the scattered parts and build it all over again. Although I'm not a fan of tattoos, I have to say that really choked me up. Every other line of the poem rhymes with each other e. Wicked people may, for no apparent reason, heap insult on an innocent person, and make him an object of hate. If you can do all this, the speaker says, you will be a man, and will have the world and everything in it.
I was scared and apprehensive about how I was going to raise a baby boy into hopefully a good man someday, and finding this poem was kismet. In any case, the reader should not dwell too much on either triumph or disaster because they will soon disappear. However some of his other work was quite discriminatory, but to be quite honest it was of a time period where that sort of attitude was more accepted. You should not only dream and think but also work hard to achieve your dreams. But the idle-minded overlings who quibbled while they died, Shall they thrust for high employments as of old? Money often makes a person stone-hearted. The last word of every other line in the poem rhyme with each other e. Very often we see that people misinterpret or even deliberately distort our words to use it in their favour.
A person should muster enough confidence to believe in himself and his potential when everyone else gives up on him; but at the same time the poet also advises his readers to make enough room in their heads for opposing ideas from others. The slave trade happened, it is unfortunate, but it did. The regular rhythm of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable is quite calming and reassuring. Arrogance and snobbery must not grip his mind. Stanza Four Shall we only threaten and be angry for an hour? There are a number of real life examples where people missed big opportunities only by losing their patience. If we accept obstacles in life, I think we are getting tougher and tougher, and it says at the end of the poem, yours is the earth and everything that's in it.
Stanza Two They shall not return to us, the strong men coldly slain In sight of help denied from day to day: But the men who edged their agonies and chid them in their pain, Are they too strong and wise to put away? Schools, and places where they teach, took them for the suffering Young - which did me no good with the Young when I met them later. It is likely that at this point the speaker is referring to the is siege on Kut-al-Amara and the fact that there were no reinforcements or help given to the men trapped inside the city. 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. It suggests you to be patient and truthful. We should accept both and face both situations with similar treatment. We should show our love and respect to others. In 1914 he signed a Covenant that pledged the signatories to oppose the British forcing Home Rule upon the Irish.