Thursday, 15 March 2012

White Man's Burden Poem Help!?

Question by FunnyMonkey: White Man's Burden Poem Support!?
According to Kipling, what was the "White Man's Burden"?

What reward did Kipling recommend the "white man" gets for carrying his "burden"?

Who did Kipling believe would read his poem? What do you feel that this audience may have mentioned in response to it?


Take up the White Man's burden--
Send forth the finest ye breed--
Go bind your sons to exile
To serve your captives' need to have
To wait in heavy harness,
On fluttered folk and wild--
Your new-caught, sullen peoples,
Half-devil and half-kid.

Take up the White Man's burden--
In patience to abide,
To veil the threat of terror
And check the show of pride
By open speech and simple,
An hundred times created plain
To seek another's profit,
And work another's acquire.

Take up the White Man's burden--
The savage wars of peace--
Fill full the mouth of Famine
And bid the sickness cease
And when your purpose is nearest
The finish for other individuals sought,
Watch sloth and heathen Folly
Bring all your hopes to nought.

Take up the White Man's burden--
No tawdry rule of kings,
But toil of serf and sweeper--
The tale of typical items.
The ports ye shall not enter,
The roads ye shall not tread,
Go mark them with your living,
And mark them with your dead.

Take up the White Man's burden--
And reap his old reward:
The blame of those ye better,
The hate of those ye guard--
The cry of hosts ye humour
(Ah, slowly!) toward the light:--
"Why brought he us from bondage,
Our loved Egyptian night?"

Take up the White Man's burden--
Ye dare not stoop to less--
Nor call too loud on Freedom
To cloke your weariness
By all ye cry or whisper,
By all ye leave or do,
The silent, sullen peoples
Shall weigh your gods and you.

Take up the White Man's burden--
Have accomplished with childish days--
The lightly proferred laurel,
The simple, ungrudged praise.
Comes now, to search your manhood
By way of all the thankless years
Cold, edged with dear-bought wisdom,
The judgment of your peers!

Best answer:

Answer by St. Mildred LudWalla-Ludmilla
I feel you are asking for us to do all the function. This is pretty straightforward poem. If you are going to do a small investigation into Kipling you will be able to sort via this as well speedy.

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