If by Rudyard Kipling

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If by Rudyard Kipling

"If"by Rudyard Kipling

1865- Joseph Rudyard Kipling was born on 30 December in Bombay, British India.1891- He wrote his first novel, The Light That Failed in 1891.1892- His wife Carrie and Rudyard were married.1907- He was awarded the Noble Prize for Literature.1936- He died of a hemorrhage on January 18,1936 in London.Born: December 30, 1865, Bombay, British India (now India)Died: January 18, 1936 in LondonResidence at the time of the award:United KingdomPrize motivation: "in consideration of the power of observation, originality of imagination, virility of ideas and remarkable talent for narration which characterize the creations of this world-famous author"Connection with peom: Rudyard knows what to observe when creating a peom. He used his experience and used that to create the poem "If". The poem describes how to become successful in life.Field: proseLanguage: EnglishPrize share: 1/1

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Courage is what makes usCourage is what divides usCourage is what drives usCourage is what stops usCourage creates newsCourage demands moreCourage creates blameCourage brings shameCourage shows in schoolCourage determines the coolCourage divides the weakCourage pours out like a leakCourage puts us on a kneeCourage makes us freeCourage makes us pleaCourage helps us flee Corey Fauchon

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This poem relates to a portion of the poem, “If”, because part of the poem means to have the courage of your convictions and stand by them. And the poem, “courage” is describing what courage is.

If you can keep your head when all about youAre losing theirs and blaming it on you;If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,But make allowance for their doubting too:5 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; 10 If you can think---and not make thoughts your aim,If you can meet with Triumph and DisasterAnd treat those two impostors just the same:.If you can bear to hear the truth you've spokenTwisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,15 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 winningsAnd risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,And lose, and start again at your beginnings,20 And never breathe a word about your loss:If you can force your heart and nerve and sinewTo serve your turn long after they are gone,And so hold on when there is nothing in youExcept the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"25 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 minute30 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 main summary of the poem 'If' written by Rudyard Kipling is about different character traits and how you can have a wide potential to do things. There are messages about honesty, self-confidence, courage like 'if' you do these things you will gain these traits. There is discussion about keeping your head, trusting yourself, don't deal in lies, impatience, being unrealistic, unprepared, weakness, being self-serving,pride and arrogance, wasting time, quitting, worry and fear. If you can overcome all these traits than you will be successful. and It means don't do the same as everyone else. Have the courage of your convictions and stand by them. Be your own person and rely on no one other than yourself. Accept responsibility for your own actions. Be prepared to standalone and have faith in yourself, even if it's lonely and painful.

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Drift Away by Uncle Kracker is a song that relates to the poem "If" because this song is about tough times, but you have keep your head high and stay strong.Click here to listen to the song on Youtube

This is a picture of people mountain climbing. You need courage to climb up a mountain. it relates to part of the poem because part of the poem means to have the courage of your convictions and stand by them. And the picture above is all about courage. This is the relation between the “if” poem and the moutain climbing portraitit works

Kipling, Rudyard. "If." Poemhunter.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. .Fauchon, Corey. "Courage."Poemhunter.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. ."Uncle Kracker - Drift Away (video) album version audio." YouTube. YouTube, 26 Oct. 2009. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. ."Rock Climbers." Fine Art America. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. .

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T IfP To become successful in life, you must always look forward and never give up, not let your thoughts take over your life, be able to take risks, talk to the public, and keep close contact with your family and friends.S The speaker of this peom seems to be a successful adult as they explain how to be successful in life. The peom also describes what people are going through as they grow up and become successful.F Line 25 - Imagery - This line gives you the image of speaking in front of a large crowd at an assembly or auditorium.Line 32 - imagery - You can see the narrator talking to his son.Line 26 - symbolism - This quote is seen everywhere today; A lot of successful people usually forget to spend time with their family and friends and focus their life on business.Line 30 - Imagery - This quote gives you the image of a man running to the endline with only seconds left on the clock.Line 9 - Personification - This quote describes personification because the dreams are taking control of the dreamer.A Wise - This poem is wise in a way as the narrator seems to have experience on how to become successful in life.Knowledgable - This poem gives people the knowledge on how to become successful.Studious - This poem gives conscious to people on how others become successful.S Transition words include, "nor talk too wise", "worn-out tools", and "Hold on!" because they all end the stanza and prepare for the next stanza. Each stanza talks about a different subject on what to do to succeed in life.T How to become successful in lifeT The theme/message of the poem is how to become successful in life.


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