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Overview

Author

Rudyard Kipling

Year Published

1910

Type

Poem

Genre

Drama

Perspective and Narrator

Although the narrator does not have a name, the poem's content implies that the narrator is an older individual passing along his wisdom to someone younger and less experienced.

Tense

Rudyard Kipling's "If—" uses a mix of present and future tenses.

About the Title

"If—" is a brief but powerful guide on how young men can achieve manhood by overcoming obstacles—the many "if—" statements that represent challenges universal to all men.

Summary

This study guide for Rudyard Kipling's If— offers summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents and Q&A pairs.

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