In the poem If—, does the speaker warn his reader to be careful in spite of ideals? Give two examples from the poem to highlight this.

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I think the speaker does warn the reader to be careful concerning ideals in the poem's second stanza, yes. He describes the value of being someone who "can dream—and not make dreams your master." In other words, he does not want to see people become slaves to their dreams: dreams and ideals are wonderful, but it is also important for us to be...

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