Justify the title of Rudyard Kipling's poem "IF". Why does he use the word "if" in each line of the poem?

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Each time a line in Rudyard Kipling 's poem starts with "if," he introduces another principle of life that needs to be discussed before a promise is given at the end of the poem. Hence, the structure of the poem is based on presenting one major principle of life after another; but before each one is described, a conditional "if" is placed before it to show that the promised results are based on personal choice and follow-through. For example, the promise at the...

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