WHITE HOUSE General
facts: The White House is one of the most popular
tourist attractions in the country. The White House is a building in
Washington, DC and it has been the official residenc
“The White Man’s Burden“
by Rudyard Kipling
poem “The White Man’s Burden“, by Rudyard Kipling published in 1899, is a good
example of the thinking of people from western countries in the age of
The poem shows that western society thinks it is its duty to
integrate the colonized people into its social system because Westerners assume
their community is better than the natives’ one. Kipling criticizes the
ungrateful and stubborn behavior of the natives, who do not want to become a
part of the western community and benefit from being “civilized”.
addresses all the Britains which are either not imperialistic or hesitate to
support colonizing native peoples.
poem has seven stanzas with eight lines each, written in an ABCBDEFE rhyme scheme.
This creates a feeling of continuity. Continuity is also composed by the
repetition of the first line “Take up the white Man’s Burden” and the stanzas,
which each describe a problem in the relationship between the ‘White Man.....[read full text]