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Poem Analysis WHITE MANS BURDEN. Take up the White Mans burden- Send forth the best ye breed- Go bind your sons to exile To serve your captives need;

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1 Poem Analysis WHITE MANS BURDEN

2 Take up the White Mans burden- Send forth the best ye breed- Go bind your sons to exile To serve your captives need; To wait in heavy harness, On fluttered folk and wild- Your new-caught, sullen peoples, Half-devil and half child RUDYARD KIPLING

3 The White Man's Burden is significant in its depiction of both the colonized and the colonizer. The poem is addressed to a colonizing nation. In the first stanza, Kipling calls on his audience to Take up the White Man's burden / Send forth the best ye breed / Go bind your sons to exile. He thus frames the colonizing nation as one making a great sacrifice and the colonial troops as being the best of the nation, being sent to serve your captives' need. He depicts the colonizer as a servant to the colonized people, which he describes as ungrateful sullen peoples, / Half-devil and half-child. ANALYSIS


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