Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling is a well-loved, well-read author from the turn of the twentieth century. He was born on December 30, 1865 in Bombay, India. He spent most of his premature years in England and India. Throughout his life, Rudyard used his writing to communicate in newspaper articles, poetry, and literature. He did this so well he was the first Englishman to win the Nobel prize for literature.
Kipling started his writing career when he was just 16writing for a newspaper in India. He continued for 8 years writing nonfiction articles. Kipling said that this taught him to communicate and be “succinct, accurate in detail, and interested in the stories of other people” (Gillooly 6). The newspaper also allowed him to print his poems.
Kipling’s poems were first present in the paper and later became one of his main ways of communicating. Kipling later said he chose the “weights, colors, perfumes, and attributes” (Gillooly 5) of his words carefully. In these carefully worded sentences, Kipling communicates his own experiences. In his poem ‘if’, he shows his adoration for his children, and in ‘Neighbors’, he shows his respect for the world.
Another one of Kipling’s main communicating forms is his literature. In his novels, he once again communicates his experiences. Kipling said that he “wanted to tell the tale of our life” (Gillooly 6), and he does in his book ‘Kim’, where he implements his childhood history into the plot.
Kipling is communicating his beliefs and ideas in many different forms. Kipling’s tales have awed readers throughout the world, as modern-day Neil Gaiman said “Kipling was . . . as much a poet of the dispossessed as he was a poet of the Empire” (Gaiman 2). Kipling’s tales have and will inspire readers and writers for ages to come.♣


Works Cited

Gaiman, Neil. Rudyard Kipling’s Tales of Horror and Fantasy. New York: Pegasus Books, 2008.

Gillooly, Eileen. Poetry for Young People: Rudyard Kipling. New York: Sterling Publishing Company, 2000

Trieste A Paragraph

Trieste, located in northeast Italy, has changed nations frequently in history. In 1719, Charles the VI, Holy Roman Emperor, named Trieste a free port. Later, Trieste was occupied by the French in the Napoleonic Wars in 1797, 1805, and 1809. In 1943, during World War II, it was seized by the Germans, but two years later regained by the Allies. In 1963 it became the capital of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region of Italy, which it remains today. Trieste is known for its place in historical deeds throughout the ages.♣

Earth-Bed II

The snow is a blanket
That covers the grass with white,
A quilt for the sleeping ground.

The grass is a sheet
To cover the earth with green,
Some warmth for snoozing dirt.

The dirt is a pillow
To cover the stone with brown,
A headrest for the snoring rock.

The snow is a blanket
To cover a geen sheet,
That covers a dark pillow
For old, sleeping stone.
The earth is a bed
For things great and small.♣