Rudyard Kipling: Imperialism
Rudyard Kipling?s relation to India has greatly influenced his works. Born in Bombay, India, on December 30, 1865, Rudyard moved to a lodge in England at the age of six to receive his education. At the age of seventeen, he returned to India to start his writing career as a journalist. Within four years his first volume of poetry, Departmental Ditties, was privately published but quickly became a success. As seen in Departmental Ditties, Kipling?s use of various themes has helped him to gain poetic notoriety. His subjects, including nature and social topics, usually relate to India. Besides poetry, Mr. Kipling?s attempt at short stories and novels has been successful as well. Rudyard Kipling?s works are greatly known for their sociological references, use of language, and influences from India.
Many of Kipling?s verses teem with political references. These references relate to issues encompassing the former British Empire and its military. Mr. Kipling has a history of being a strong and loyal supporter of Britain?s imperialism. ?Recessional,? one of Kipling?s more political hymns, fronts as a caution to England?s empire (Middle 1). One main worry of Kipling?s stems from England?s possession
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