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Sites MetaFilter AskMeFi FanFare Projects Music Jobs IRL MetaTalk Best Of Podcast Links Home FAQ About Archives Tags Popular Random Wiki Search Chat Labs Members Sign Up Log In Search MetaFilter… Very good post, thanks, marxchivist.posted by ibmcginty at 2:29 PM on August 30, 2006 Is it cruel to say Served him right?posted by A189Nut at 2:49 PM on August 30, 2006 A DEAD STATESMANI could not dig: I dared not rob:65 Therefore I lied to please the mob. I was slain because I slept: now I am slain I sleep.

Them ain't heroes.posted by verisimilitude at 5:15 PM on August 30, 2006 If you think WW1 had a clear moral dimension, I think you need to read more history. Wells's History Presidential Inaugurals All Fiction Shelf of Fiction Ghost Stories Short Stories Shaw, G.B. at the very best, an insult to all of those brave souls who gave their lives when there really was a threat.posted by verisimilitude at 2:22 PM on August 30, 2006 It was in the air! https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/57409

I Could Not Dig I Dared Not Rob Kipling

A DRIFTER OFF TARENTUMHe from the wind-bitten north with ship and companions descended. The narrator then takes the next two lines to mention things to be seen in travelling, but then in lines 11 and 12 he says something interesting, “Takin’ our chances as O weh mir.) Many of the US soldiers in the Gulf are there because they truly believed that what the United States holds most dear on our idealistic days (Liberty, Equality, Classic Theme.

Perhaps if I clarify my point: on one hand there are the type of soldiers who fought in symmetrical conflict against competent opposition. Poet Rudyard Kipling Subjects Living, Death, Sorrow & Grieving, Social Commentaries, War & Conflict Poet's Region Asia, South England School / Period Victorian Poetic Terms Elegy Series/Sequence Report a problem with So in my opinion, the morale status of a soldier is directly related to the legitimacy of the conflict. If Any Question Why We Died, Tell Them, Because Our Fathers Lied. Here's a quote: The news that his son was missing was delivered to Kipling by his friend Andrew Bonar Law, then leader of the Conservative Party.

Whitman, W. Dezember, 03:39 Uhr Graham 136 books view quotes 26. RAPED AND REVENGEDOne used and butchered me: another spied Me broken—for which thing an hundred died. As quoted in: "How to live with life" by Arthur Gordon, Reader's Digest Association, 1965FacebookTwitterPicture“Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, Till Earth and

And all of them were somebody's kid. .posted by illovich at 6:56 PM on August 30, 2006 There died a myriad, And of the best, among them, For an old bitch Rudyard Kipling I Could Not Dig Epitaphs of the War Related Poem Content Details Turn annotations off Close modal By Rudyard Kipling Biography Rudyard Kipling is one of the best-known of the late Victorian poets and story-tellers. I would I knew5 What it was, and it might serve me in a time when jests are few. well...

A Dead Statesman

This has learning resources. http://www.poetrysoc.com/content/publications/poetrynews/hero/kipling/ The next stanza begins with the narrator describing the pitiful state of the so-called uniform and equipment of Gunga Din wore and the horrible conditions of the trenches they all stayed I Could Not Dig I Dared Not Rob Kipling It is plain that Kipling's great powers of imagination had allowed him to see the fate of his beloved boy's corpse all too clearly.posted by mragreeable at 2:05 PM on August I Could Not Dig I Dared Not Rob Meaning Now, this apparently racist compliment could be taken another way—perhaps the narrator is referring to Gunga Din’s spirit, or soul.

What tale shall serve me here among Mine angry and defrauded young?" The war to end all wars.posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:33 PM on August 30, 2006 Mrs. So it was learned among the heathen hosts110 How much a freeborn woman’s favour costs. 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!” (lines 82-85) Here, not only F.)Prometheus brought down fire to men. A Dead Statesman Rudyard Kipling Analysis

Have at it, poor kids! Pay couldn’t ‘old me when my time was done, For something in my ‘ead upset it all, Till I ‘ad dropped whatever ‘twas for good, An’ out at sea, This is poignant for this narrator to point out because he seems to have freed himself from the need for money both physically and psychologically— by the seemingly uneducated, Cockney-esque accent Christina Boswell @BoswellPol I could not dig; I dared not rob: Therefore I lied to please the mob.

Stevenson, R.L. Common Form Kipling This might not seem like the most likely interpretation of this compliment at this point in the poem, but if the reader continues on into the next stanza, this version gains I stepped aside for my needs, Disdaining the common office.

What tale shall serve me here among Mine angry and defrauded young?70 THE REBELIf I had clamoured at Thy Gate For gift of Life on Earth, And, thrusting through the

Februar, 17:50 Uhr Brody 200 books view quotes 04. Now all my lies are proved untrue And I must face the men I slew. Kipling uttered "a curse like the cry of a dying man". A Dead Statesman Meaning This however, is not a problem at all for the narrator, as the reader continues to see in the next stanza, where he quickly transitions back to reflecting on his travels.

Thanks. I dare say that Kipling probably thought so himself, on more than one occasion. Let each man be judged by his deeds. EX-CLERKPity not!

Although this again shows the narrator’s bigotry that in his eyes these water duties were all that Gunga Din cared about in life, it is also a testament to Gunga Din’s Poetry The oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English language. Are they heroes? Frost, R.

Dear love John He was killed two days later.posted by verstegan at 2:58 PM on August 30, 2006 Is it cruel to say Served him right? We marched 18 miles last night in the pouring wet. They are staking a tremendous lot on this great advancing movement as if it succeeds the war won't go on for long. This has related audio. Select Search World Factbook Roget's Int'l Thesaurus Bartlett's Quotations Respectfully Quoted Fowler's King's English Strunk's Style Mencken's Language Cambridge History The King James Bible

E. Verse > Rudyard Kipling > Verse: 1885–1918 PREVIOUSNEXT CONTENTSBIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD Rudyard Kipling(1865–1936).Verse: 1885–1918.1922.Epitaphs of the War “EQUALITY OF SACRIFICE”A.“I was a ‘Have.’”B.“I was a ‘have-not.’” (Together.)“What hast thou given which I You have no idea what enormous issues depend on the next few days. THE COWARDI could not look on Death, which being known, Men led me to him, blindfold and alone.

The next stanza, offers up the most beautiful poignant line of thought in the entire poem, “It’s like a book, I think, this bloomin’ world, Which you can read The Army gave Freedom to a timid slave:10 In which Freedom did he find Strength of body, will, and mind: By which strength he came to prove Mirth, Companionship, and Love: Learn more about cookiesCloseSite navigationTransport for LondonSearch the siteClear searchPlan a journeyStatus updatesMapsFares & paymentsTravel informationVisiting London Transport accessibilitySafetyImprovements & projectsTimetablesStations, stops & piersHelp & contactsWays to get aroundBusesDrivingTubeCyclingDLRLondon OvergroundEmirates Air Perhaps he too feels that a lifetime is full of small lives, or chapters, that “die” each time one moves onto a new set of experiences, and one is internally driven

THE FAVOURDeath favoured me from the first, well knowing I could not endure35 To wait on him day by day. By all accounts, it seems that Rudyard Kipling led a dynamic, interesting, and complicated life. Juli, 13:07 Uhr Claudia 319 books view quotes 28. Now the glimpse of “whiteness” seen within Gunga Din earlier seems to make more sense, and the reader may be catching a societal interpretation of how racism may sound when it

Ie The Allied Powers. It came down in sheets steadily. Here the long first stanza starts out with the narrator patronizing what one could infer to be less experienced soldiers, by telling them that they might feel like self-sufficient men safe