Rudyard Kipling

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Rudyard Kipling Biography

an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. Kipling received the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Kipling is best known for his works of fiction, including The Jungle Book (a collection of stories which includes "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"), Just So Stories (1902) (1894), Kim (1901) (a tale of adventure), many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888); and his poems, including Mandalay (1890), Gunga Din (1890), The White Man's Burden (1899) and If— (1910). He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the ...

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Edgar Eslit 17 August 2007

Kipling is indeed unique and novel in terms of poetic style. He's one of a kind. You need to have an open mind to understand his views and concept of the world. I admit, I also learn from his style.

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Fabrizio Frosini 02 March 2016

Rudyard Kipling - Epitaphs of the War (1914-1918) '' If any question why we died, Tell them, because our fathers lied. ''

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I did not like Mr Kipling's protryal of india in some of his poems.

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Luke Benuska 13 November 2006

i think that Rudyard kipling is a cool guy and room 106 5th period rocks

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Nishita tolia 11 March 2022

Ashita Tolia poems is very very best with robert frost poems.

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Bijay Kant Dubey 09 January 2021

If... as a poem is one of head and heart, mind and soul, good spirit and judgement as it inspires us as well as motivates us in doing something, in pursuing a career but unmindful of loss and gain, victory and defeat as these come on their own with nothing to do with merrymaking and mourning..

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Yes 07 April 2021

WOW! Well said.

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Carryminati 07 November 2020

Gadha poet

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Dolly Taylor 05 November 2020

I love poetry and RUDYARD KIPPLING IS among my favorites.

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The Best Poem Of Rudyard Kipling

If

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream- -and not make dreams your master;
If you can think- -and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:.
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build'em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on! '

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings- -nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And- -which is more- -you'll be a Man, my son!

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Rudyard Kipling Quotes

11 November 2014

Cities and Thrones and Powers Stand in Time's eye, Almost as long as flowers, Which daily die:

11 November 2014

It's like a book, I think, this bloomin' world, Which you can read and care for just so long,

11 November 2014

God gives all men all earth to love, But, since man's heart is small, Ordains for each one spot shall prove Belovèd over all.

11 November 2014

The Colonel's son has taken a horse, and a raw rough dun was he, With the mouth of a bell and the heart of Hell and the head of a gallows-tree.

11 November 2014

He wrapped himself in quotations—as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.

11 November 2014

As I pass through my incarnations in every age and race, I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market-Place. Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall, And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

11 November 2014

Let it be clearly understood that the Russian is a delightful person till he tucks in his shirt. As an Oriental he is charming. It is only when he insists on being treated as the most easterly of western peoples instead of the most westerly of easterns that he becomes a racial anomaly extremely difficult to handle.

11 November 2014

And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased, And the epitaph drear: "A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East."

11 November 2014

What is the moral? Who rides may read.

11 November 2014

One may fall but he falls by himself— Falls by himself with himself to blame,

11 November 2014

'Ave you 'eard o' the Widow at Windsor With a hairy gold crown on 'er 'ead? She 'as ships on the foam—she 'as millions at 'ome, An' she pays us poor beggars in red.

11 November 2014

We aren't no thin red 'eroes, nor we aren't no blackguards too, But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you; And if sometimes our conduck isn't all your fancy paints, Why, single men in barricks don't grow into plaster saints.

11 November 2014

And no one shall work for money, and no one shall work for fame, But each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star, Shall draw the Thing as he sees It for the God of Things as They are!

11 November 2014

Though I've belted you and flayed you, By the livin' Gawd that made you, You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!

11 November 2014

Ship me somewhere east of Suez, where the best is like the worst, Where there aren't no Ten Commandments an' a man can raise a thirst.

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