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Subject: Author and name of poem
Category: Relationships and Society > Relationships
Asked by: tapoe-ga
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Posted: 11 Feb 2004 19:22 PST
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Question ID: 305996
Who is the author and the name of the poem for the following quote
"and you will be a man my son".  I believe it is Rudyard Kipling...but
not sure
Subject: Re: Author and name of poem
Answered By: tehuti-ga on 11 Feb 2004 19:32 PST
Hello tapoe,

Yes, it is Rudyard Kipling, and the title of the poem is "If". 

You can read it here:

This is a site that focuses on the works of Kipling. The home page at
has links to many more of his poems, as well as 6 novels, a number of
short stories and non-fiction pieces.

Kipling won the Nobel Prize in Literature for 1907.  The web site of
the Nobel Foundation has a page featuring a biography of him, with
links to his prize acceptance speech.

Search strategy:
I was already aware of the poem.  I searched on Kipling "be a man",
and then Kipling + biography to obtain a bit more information.
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