If by Rudyard Kipling


If by Rudyard Kipling

The Poem If by Rudyard Kipling
This is a specific example of English poetry by one of this country's most famous poets. This section provides a selection of different types of English poetry including the poem by this famous English Poet. The English poetry and poems have been selected to cover all aspect of this kind of poetry and poem. The following English poem If by Rudyard Kipling from this famous poet can be used as a good example of English poetry.
 

The poem If by Rudyard Kipling
 

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream and not make dreams your master;
If you can think and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build'em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

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:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!
 

 

The Poem If by Rudyard Kipling - Example of English Poetry
Poetry written such as the poem If by Rudyard Kipling is piece of literature written by a English poet in meter or verse expressing various emotions which are expressed by the use of variety of techniques including metaphors, similes and onomatopoeia. The emphasis on the aesthetics of language and the use of techniques such as repetition, meter and rhyme are what are commonly used to distinguish English poetry from English prose. Poems often make heavy use of imagery and word association to quickly convey emotions. A famous example of English poetry is the poem If by Rudyard Kipling.

The Poem If by Rudyard Kipling - Example of Structure of English Poetry
The structure used in an English poem varies with different types of poetry and can be seen in the above example of the poem If by Rudyard Kipling. The structural elements might include the line, couplet, strophe and stanza. Poets and English Poetry combine the use of language and a specific structure to create an imaginative and expressive poem such as If by Rudyard Kipling . The structure used in some Poetry types are also used when considering the visual effect of a finished poem.
 

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