Studies in Literature
Rudyard Kipling was an English journalist, short story writer, poet, and novelist. Much of his work is inspired by his birthplace of India, and the far-reaching control of the British Empire at the time.
"If--" is an example of Victorian-era stoicism.
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This poem is in the Public Domain.
Kipling, Rudyard. "If--." 1910. Retrieved from https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46473/if---.