Rudyard Kipling 1865–1936

CONVERSATION QUESTIONS: POETRY

MORE ABOUT POETRY (SOURCE: dmturner.org)

SUGGESTED POEM ANALYSIS

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ILLUSTRATED BOOK RUDYARD KIPLING/ IF STUDENT PROJECT

The poem If was written in 1910. It describes the virtues that Kipling believes are necessary to become a mature man. (In those days, women were not included in such a description.) Kipling means the poem to be instructive. He doesn’t list abstract values about what it takes to be a full person. Instead he gives concrete examples of the situations that face human beings. In modern times, this poem is regarded as a popular classic of English literature.

THE POEM (SOURCE: davidtrader.com)

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