A man must not lose heart because of doubts or opposition, yet he must do his best to see the grounds for both. No man or woman is perfect in this world. As per the poet, it is important to live with your head up when you are winning no matter others are losing. On the other hand, the noble touch would give us the power and opportunity to reach higher goals. Above all odds—and above his troubled childhood—Rudyard Kipling became a courageous and honest man.
Hence, we see that self-faith is a virtue which Kipling puts forward with high regard. Be yourself even if you are among the crowd. The first is that we are all equal. Also the poetic structure is a stanza piece. The poem If does not have a conspicuous physical setting. When Kipling was five, his parents sent him to boarding school in England so he could learn more about his British background. You're tired, the bar nearly killed you, and so did that job search.
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. In fact, you might love it so much that, when you're starving, you dream about how nice it would be to have about of it. One should also have patience in life and know how to wait since patience is the virtue of success. The purpose of the poem is to both inspire and warn the reader. Before this however there is more tension and dignity to be wound-up within the message of the poem in the next stanza: If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch, if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much; Of importance in this section is the message of not becoming corrupted by the machinations of status, the individual not placing importance above anyone else, but showing ultimate humility.
The poem is almost constructed as an instructional manual, as the language of the poem is quite descriptive and somewhat instructional, yet mainly simple words are used throughout the poem. The last word of every other line in the poem rhyme with each other e. Again using lines 17-19 as our evidence, we see that Kipling also suggests that we must always learn from our mistakes and not ignore them. This use of personal pronouns could inspire readers, as the feel they are being directly spoken to. In the second line, the act of trying to become successful in life has been compared to a gambling game. Kipling uses many writing techniques in his poem to help get his message across. The poem is about moral lessons and conduct.
He asks us to treat those deceivers similarly, with a smiling face. We should not get tired by waiting. This is a reference both to the realities of the world, and to the division between soldiers and their commanders. Moreover, there goes a number of proverbs. Keeping the head cool makes us think wisely to face those tough situations, and ultimately a solution comes out. This structure of the poem was important to achieve the conditional goal. In the first half of the poem, the speaker states that if you can keep focused while others lose their heads, if you can keep your patience and temperament while others lose theirs, and deal with not looking too good or talking too wisely; the poet stops, moving on to the second stanza.
In the second half of the poem the speaker begins to direct his questions to the reader. Closer analysis of the poem reveals an intriguing back-story and some surprising stylistic effects. Meaning, there are other important goals in life that are needed to be achieved. For him the true measure of a man is his humility and his stoicism. However, as the poem progresses the emotion of the poem becomes happier and more inspirational. Their luck did not change as the Turkish troops surrounded the city into which the British had fallen back, Kut-al-Amara. Kipling uses many writing techniques in his poem to help get his message across.
Kipling uses alliteration throughout his poem to emphasise key points. In synecdoche, one thing is replaced by another intimately associated with it. Stoic detachment to success and failure alike is the keynote of the poem. Everyone has his strengths and weaknesses. Each of the four stanzas deals with different life situations and the best way to act during them.
The poet urges us to not give to the same. If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same; Life is a combination of success and failure, joy and sorrow, good times and bad times. But we have to stay calm without uttering a word about that loss and rebuild it from the beginning. In particular, a man must be humble, patient, rational, truthful, dependable, and persevering. Patience is another virtue which the poet advocates in favor of.
Through these elaborate lines, the poet is simply trying to say that one can only get successful by taking risks. Jameson intended to rouse the British expatriates living in the Transvaal to rise up against the Boer government, but his fellow Brits showed no inclination to revolt. Through a series of paradoxes, Kipling tells his son how the middle path — a golden mean in everything will serve as the secret key to this world and everything in it. Kipling is poetically conveying the ruling of the conquered nation founded by the bequest of the imperial territory. These lines are all part of that same bit of advice.
But not in every line. Kipling gave much too English literature and wrote poetry, short stories, and novels1. In lines one through three the word you Â is perennial at the end of each line making the reader the center of attention at this point because Kipling wants the reader to reflect on their virtues of life. The siege on the city lasted 147 days before the British and Indian troops inside surrendered. But patience and the mental toughness would help us build them again.