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Rudyard Kipling

In "The Way through the Woods," the poet describes a beautiful, peaceful, idyllic natural setting in the form of the eponymous woods, and he makes the point that "the coppice and the heath" have...

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“The Sea and the Hills” is a poem written by English novelist, short story writer, and poet Rudyard Kipling, first published in part in the author’s 1901 novel Kim. While the poem follows no strict...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2021, 7:42 am (UTC)

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In "If" by Rudyard Kipling, the speaker hopes that his son will become his own man, but at the same time, he fears that his son will succumb to the same flaws to which so many other men succumb....

Latest answer posted May 23, 2021, 8:21 am (UTC)

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Rudyard Kipling's "The Stranger" is a poem that makes quite uncomfortable reading to the modern reader—Kipling is describing the supposed difficulty of understanding people who come from a...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2019, 12:13 pm (UTC)

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Rhyme is one of the primary metrical elements in a poem, and it involves the repetition of sounds at the end of or within lines of poetry. A rhyme scheme, then, is the pattern of rhyme found in a...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2013, 6:04 pm (UTC)

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This lyrical poem uses a straightforward ballad-type structure with ABAB rhyme in the first section, and then a shift marked by the line "Where billow meets billow, there soft be thy pillow," whose...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2018, 10:22 am (UTC)

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"The Phantom Rickshaw is a story within a story. The first person narrator tells us he was given the manuscript of the tale which will be summarized below, written when the author was suffering...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2019, 10:01 pm (UTC)

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Kipling is trying to persuade us that we need to behave in certain ways and have certain character traits. He is saying that we can only be true "men" if we act in these ways and have these...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2010, 10:29 pm (UTC)

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Rudyard Kipling was a prolific author whose audiences included both children and adults; who wrote works of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction; who worked as a journalist; and who lived on three...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2019, 1:50 pm (UTC)

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In many of Rudyard Kipling's works, his background and love of India is apparent and he is perhaps best known for The Jungle Book and his tales of Mowgli and Baloo the bear. "The Mark Of The Beast"...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2015, 9:07 am (UTC)

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I tend to read the story as critical of the English presence in India. The English in the story view themselves as "civilizers," but it’s clear that they have little idea of what Indian culture or...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2018, 11:45 am (UTC)

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In the opening line of the poem, the speaker describes a "Stranger within my gate." This is an example of imagery, and the image creates the impression that the stranger is an intruder, trespassing...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2019, 11:23 am (UTC)

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Are you referring to the story by Rudyard Kipling? In this story, three friends are celebrating New Year's Eve by drinking. They are British men living in India. One, Fleete, gets particularly...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2010, 1:15 am (UTC)

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The speech in Kipling's "Values in Life" is formal, authoritative, and rich with metaphor. It is also personal, as indicated by the direct address throughout. Indeed, in the opening lines, the...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2019, 6:25 pm (UTC)

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"The Mark of the Beast" by Rudyard Kipling is a horror story that takes place in northern India. It tells of an Englishman named Fleete who gets extremely drunk at the Club on New Year's Eve. When...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2019, 5:21 pm (UTC)

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"The Way Through the Woods" is a poem about an abandoned road that was shut down by man and reclaimed by nature. It reveals the central ideas of power, time, and memory. In the first stanza, the...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2019, 1:45 pm (UTC)

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In Rudyard Kipling’s “The Way Through the Woods," we read about an old road that was shut down some seventy years before the time of narration of the poem. After the road was shut down, trees were...

Latest answer posted December 25, 2017, 10:39 am (UTC)

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In this two-stanza poem by Rudyard Kipling, the poet describes a road through the woods that was closed seventy years ago. Now nature has completely taken over the attempts by common man to turn...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2019, 1:45 am (UTC)

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Here's a list:Plain Tales from the Hills (1888), Soldiers Three, The Story of the Gadsbys, In Black and White (1888) , Under the Deodars, The Phantom Rickshaw, Wee Willie Winkie (1888) , Life's...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2008, 12:17 am (UTC)

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Captains Courageous is a coming-of-age story that centers on a teenage boy’s adventures at sea. The main characters are Harvey Cheyne, the boy; Disko Troop, a fishing boat captain; Dan Troop,...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2019, 10:38 pm (UTC)

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"The White Man's Burden: the United States and the Philippine Islands" is Rudyard Kipling's famed poetic justification for imperialist colonialism. The poet exhorts the "White Man," implicitly the...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2019, 12:43 am (UTC)

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Through the language, Kipling expresses distaste, repugnance, and anger at the sad futility of war, and at the many animals (hyaenas) and people that grow fat and rich from the profits that are...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2009, 4:46 am (UTC)

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In "How the Camel Got His Hump," the three working animals symbolize humans' helpers. The horse wears a saddle and a bit, his gear reflecting his willingness to transport humans from place to...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2021, 1:30 pm (UTC)

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In 1907 Rudyard Kipling accepted the Nobel Prize for Literature. The prize motivation is thus stated: In consideration of the power of observation, originality of imagination, virility of ideas...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2010, 3:35 pm (UTC)

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Kipling's poem "The Verdicts," written in 1916, implies that the bravery of the British soldiers of World War I will not be fully appreciated until years later. Kipling, one of the most ardent...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2019, 4:10 am (UTC)

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In this story, some soldiers go out drinking together and get drunk. One of the men, Fleete, does not know very much about India. On the way home he desecrates an Indian god, Hanuman the Monkey...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2010, 1:07 am (UTC)

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The main rationale for colonialism that Kipling expresses is the idea that the colonizers will be improving and civilizing the natives of their colonies. The French referred to this as their...

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The speaker is presenting a young man with a long list of all the challenges he will face while working as a functionary of the British Empire. There are many such challenges that he will face, but...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2019, 5:09 am (UTC)

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Kipling's "A Pict Song" is about grassroots movement to change government policy. I would think that it would go against what America's foreign relationships with Palestine, Mexico and Iraq are...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2011, 3:51 am (UTC)

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One theme that connects Rudyard Kipling's "How the Leopard Got His Spots" to Wayne Santos's "Best Beloved" is that of danger. In the works, predation and threat play a pivotal role. In Kipling's...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2021, 6:58 pm (UTC)

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The UK has the same copyright law as the US - copyright terminates 70 years after the end of the author's life. Here is the quote directly from the British regulations: The Duration of Copyright...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2009, 10:57 pm (UTC)

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I could tell you some of my own reasons for why Rudyard Kipling is a fantastic author and deserving of the Nobel Prize, but I will stick with giving you the quoted information about why Kipling was...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2015, 1:46 pm (UTC)

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In "The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes," an English colonial engineer working in India accidentally falls down a crater with his pony after chasing dogs while in a feverish state. He finds himself...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2017, 1:10 pm (UTC)

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Late in EM Forster’s novel A Passage to India, Aziz and Cyril Fielding, the rare example of an enlightened Englishman, are riding horses and discussing Aziz’s ordeal while speculating –...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2015, 10:21 pm (UTC)

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Kipling's poem "If" is a message to a young man dictating how he ought to live his life if he wants to be successful. There seem to be two main aspects to the speaker's opinion about how a man...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2010, 3:20 am (UTC)

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It's interesting to read and absorb the powerfully motivating thoughts of Kipling that are presented here. I am still stuck with his notion of "East is East and West is West and never will they...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2009, 5:34 pm (UTC)

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Two literary devices that can be found in the poem are personification and simile. The Rose is personified throughout the whole poem and we know this because the Kipling capitalizes it making it a...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2008, 2:15 am (UTC)

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Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, India, in 1865. His parents were British; his father was an artist and teacher. Kipling loved India, but only got to spend his first five years there before he...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2016, 11:28 pm (UTC)

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Of course "nice" is a bit of a vague word in contemporary English. It means everything from minute, as in precise measurements, to subtle to delicately perceptive to carefully neat to pleasing and...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2010, 4:06 am (UTC)

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"The White Man's Burden" (1899) was written as an invitation to the United States to take control of the Philippines over from Spain. The poem celebrates the civilizing mission of the more advanced...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2010, 6:00 am (UTC)

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In looking at works by Forster and Kipling, there are some critical elements that can be established in terms of exploring how the romance quest defines colonial perceptions of India. One part is...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2015, 7:46 pm (UTC)

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This is a very interesting question. On one hand, I think that a clear case can be made that Kipling belongs in the category of British writing. It is clear that his primary audience is British....

Latest answer posted November 28, 2010, 7:41 pm (UTC)

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The answer to this question is that the English writer Rudyard Kipling is the one who wrote this book. Rudyard Kipling has been called the "poet laureate of the British Empire" because he wrote...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2010, 2:08 pm (UTC)

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Poetic devices are used by poets to create the images and sounds they want in a poem. The most prevalent device found in the poem is personification and extended metaphor. A metaphor is a...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2011, 3:36 pm (UTC)

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