His only break during that period was the holiday month of December, when he would head to London to stay with his mother's family. It should be noted here that the reader soon realizes the poem is really one long sentence. Happiness comes after sorrow and vice-versa. Each stanza has a set rhyme scheme of ababcdcd, with the exception of the first stanza, which has the following rhyme scheme: aaaabcbc. Family Friend Poems has made every effort to respect copyright laws with respect to the poems posted here. He learned Hindi from his nurse, and he also learned stories of jungle animals. We should utilize every minute of our life in productive work.
When it finally fell apart from the folding and unfolding over time, I had a framed copy that I eventually passed down to my son. During his lifetime, he was described as respectful of Indians, but Kipling was also known to have held common prejudices that were rife in late-Victorian Britain. Rudyard Kipling was born in British India - a place that inspired much of his work Who was Rudyard Kipling? Kipling is undoubtedly gifted by God. We can win this earth and everything in it. He also encourages extreme endurance in the face of difficulties. I came to this page looking for this poem, I'm pretty low at the moment, but only because of the loss of material things. In that case, others would feel uncomfortable in our company and avoid us.
Kipling writes: 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… The theme in these lines is very similar to the one in the last two lines of the previous stanza: if you lose everything, you must be willing to begin again. As apparent from his stories and poems, Kipling interested himself in the romance and adventure which he found in Great Britain's colonial expansion. We should be able to talk with common mass without losing our virtue or moral values. In any case, the reader should not dwell too much on either triumph or disaster because they will soon disappear. Bill, called me into the office and asked me what my problem was, so of course I start reiterating my problem, and out of nowhere, Mr. I was inspired to deal with life on life's terms however they are thrown at me. Teach us to rule ourselves alway, Controlled and cleanly night and day; That we may bring, if need arise, No maimed or worthless sacrifice.
That may restrict our freedom and prevent us from doing our duty. So our thinking should not be scattered misleading us away from the target. Thank you for giving me this extraordinary opportunity to make extra money from home. These different forms of imagery could have been written in order to make the reader imagine and dream. The poet wanted to show his son the right way to be a future leader. Kipling does not disappoint: the reader discovers what will happen in the final two lines of the work.
Many were later published in Departmental Ditties 1886. In the second stanza, Kipling urges his son not to lose his dreams and speaks of the right way to respond when faced with major disappointments. The poem seeks to make the reader reflect on their own life and to compare the attitudes and feelings to the ones described in the poem. Heaven hath her high, as Earth her baser, wars. This phrase sends a message to keep a balance. But we have to stay calm without uttering a word about that loss and rebuild it from the beginning. If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, We should work hard and wait for the result patiently.
Here the poet talks about the capability of taking big risks to achieve much greater success and keeping quiet even if we lose the bet. Was there aught that I did not shareIn vigil or toil or ease, --One joy or woe that I did not know,Dear hearts across the seas? This page uses content from. If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim; We should be able to think over a matter, but should not make the thoughts our aim. Kipling writes, If you can dream—and not make dreams your master; If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim, Here, Kipling urges his reader to dream and think, but to not get so caught up in dreams and thoughts that the reader loses his grasp on reality. At six, he was sent to school in England, but until he was 12, poor health kept him from attending. Kipling uses many writing techniques in his poem to help get his message across. However, as the poem progresses the emotion of the poem becomes happier and more inspirational.
Below is a list of figures of speech and literary devices found in this poem — Metaphor Metaphors are implied comparison between two different things where there is a point of similarity. The wheel continued to turn, however, and in 1907 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for his outstanding work. The level of forgiveness within these lines is also astonishing and Jesus-like. In the poem a semi-colon or colon splits the main phrases up. Every person can trust himself and change his attitude into positive virtuous mood.
It is a universal truth for all the time. If we allow someone to give us too much importance, we may be emotionally bound. Losing the temper does not solve a problem, rather intensifies that. I have drunk your water and wine. Teach us Delight in simple things, And Mirth that has no bitter springs; Forgiveness free of evil done, And Love to all men 'neath the sun! It's everyone's life with the ups and downs.