Or, we may get complacent thinking that we are so much liked by people, thus reducing our effort. The poem is developing a recipe for success, only we have no idea what form that success will take, yet. For the theme, as already told, the poem basically tells us the conditions that we should meet to succeed in life and make this life happy and a beautiful one. In the second paragraph the author says that even if you enter the woods now on a late summer evening when the night air cools on the trout-ringed pools it is a name of a fish and the otter it is a name of a bird whistles his mate they are not scared of men because they see very few of them , You might hear the beat of a horse's feet and the swish of a skirt in the dew it is said so due to the mishappening that took place inside the woods who are steadily cantering trotting through the misty lonely place as though they perfectly knew the way through the old lost road but now there is no road through the woods! Historical Background of If If was first published in 1910. It is somewhat ironic that Kipling wrote a poem about what it takes to be a virtuous man: he was an imperialist who was all for the colonization of the British Empire. In terms of meter, the poem is written in iambic pentameter, with five feet consisting of a stressed and then an unstressed syllable.
That may restrict our freedom and prevent us from doing our duty. However, just ignoring their notion of doubt is not the solution. I know whose tears would come down to me, Moth … er o' mine, O mother o' mine! Fielding, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Picador 2000 p. I have just outlined two or three of the lines; there is much more to this poem. Additionally, within the first stanzas, the speaker asks whether the men responsible for this loss will be held to account for it, or if they will go unpunished. Hence, we see that self-faith is a virtue which Kipling puts forward with high regard.
Stoic detachment to success and failure alike is the keynote of the poem. The general presumption of the fighting abilities of the Turkish troops was low, and this estimate was initial proven right. The poem if is inspirational motivational and a set of rules for grown up living. It is important to maintain the calm and cool if the losers who are unable to keep their heads up blames upon you for their loss. Throughout the poem, Kipling illustrates ideal behaviour and virtue through the use of paradox: righteousness without smugness; detachment while practicing determination; and noble life blended with commonality.
It is the will power which can derive your success. But patience and the mental toughness would help us build them again. Instead of seeking retribution against the perpetrators, he should try to recreate the destroyed pieces from scrap using the remaining bits of his physical and mental energy. The poet calls them impostors since both success and failure are powerful and have a disguise of permanence which makes a person feel either too optimistic or broken down. In the end of the stanza the poet reminds his reader that the journey towards success is never an easy ride as on their way they will meet people who would want to bring them down by using his righteousness against him. Mischievous people may try to spread canards to demoralize a person, so that he gives up in disgust. As said, now the road is under coppice and heath small groups of trees and bushes and the thin anemones it is a name of a plant and only the keeper sees the place where the ring-dove it is a name of a bird which resembles a pigeon breeds and the badgers it is also a name of a bird roll around everywhere.
We should not get tired by waiting. If we want to do something great from our heart, the Will inside us would prevent the body from getting tired. Kipling would leave his school in 1882 to join his father in India and begin his journalism career. You should be modest and not influenced by anyone, neither by your friends nor by your enemies. While living like a commoner among the common folks, one must not stoop to imbibe their many sinful ways.
He is no longer there but hopes he can see them all again. 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. Stanza Five Even while they soothe us, while they promise large amends, Even while they make a show of fear, Do they call upon their debtors, and take counsel with their friends, To conform and re-establish each career? The loss should not rattle him at all. Rather we should tolerate that, ensuring we have spoken the truth. We should be able to talk with common mass without losing our virtue or moral values. Hence, it is clear that through the lines six and seven, the poet is asking us to keep an open mind, untouched by lies and hatred. Very often we see that people misinterpret or even deliberately distort our words to use it in their favour.
If I were hanged on the highest hill, Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine! The young soldier remembers that he and Danny used to drink beer together, and the sergeant responds by saying Deever will now drink alone. However, the person whom the speaker addresses must not behave like a saint taking all the injustices lying down. The first two lines refer to the soldiers and what they suffered, and the second, to those that caused the suffering. . He also encourages extreme endurance in the face of difficulties.
To fully understand this piece some background on the conflict in in 1917 is needed. And what is the curious story behind the poem? The men are brothers and comrades and have much in common, but this fight will prove bitterer than death since they must clash. We should never loose hope in our lifes , if life betrays us once we should keep trying with our worn out tools and thoughts and finally once we would surely succeed. However, after reading the poem one can visualize a scene in which a father is speaking to his son and giving him the most valuable life lesson on how to become a complete man. Humans tend to go with the flow because of the herd mentality.
There are a number of real life examples where people missed big opportunities only by losing their patience. He remembers a Burmese girl who was sweet and played the banjo. The speaker of the poem, presumably Kipling, keeps a positive and upbeat tone throughout the work, informing the reader what he or she needs to do in order to be a successful person in life. Kipling's if contains motto's and maxims for life and the poem is also a blueprint for personal integrity and self development. It is useless to just go on thinking that one day you will do this and do that, but not actually do it.
They will only be seen again in a world that is beyond earthly division. Everyone has his strengths and weaknesses. The speaker says it is no wonder that they drink themselves to sleep or drug themselves to stave off the pain; they lack hope or love or truth. The reader must always be prepared to start again. Similarly, we must give other people a chance to express their own opinions and not force what we think is right on everyone. God has already provided you the tools; however weary they may look, use them to remake and rebuild your life with them. That's not what people want.