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The White Man's Burden

Rating: 3.0
Take up the White man's burden --
Send forth the best ye breed --
Go bind your sons to exile
To serve your captives' need;
To wait in heavy harness
On fluttered folk and wild --
Your new-caught, sullen peoples,
Half devil and half child.

Take up the White Man's burden --
In patience to abide,
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S. Wesley Mcgranor 14 February 2021
This is a Christian masterpiece!
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Michael Walker 28 July 2019
While the phrase 'Take up the white man's burden' is repeated effectively, there is something patronizing and condescending about it. Especially when he adds that the superior white man has to contend with, 'Your new-caught sullen peoples/ Half devil and half child'. This is not flattering to the races which Britain colonized. far from it.
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demonise 13 March 2019
thanks for the information
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Allen 22 February 2018
I lift it up
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Jake Baskin 25 September 2008
Well, you can't say it isn't well written. It's comforting to know this same guy wrote Gunga Din, in which he admits in the end, despite the fact that Gunga Din was a slave man for the army, and the author had tendencies to beat him savagely, Gunga Din was still a better man.
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