Kipling and I Essay

The Author can have a certain attitude towards a person, place or thing. In the essay Kipling and I the author Jesus Colon attitude towards the poem If-- by Rudyard Kipling is as if it's his whole life. He wants other people to see it and when he needed it most he could use it in more ways than just a poem on a wall. In these ways Jesus Colon shows his attitude towards the poem throughout the essay.

In the beginning of the essay the author states " but my most prized possession in those days was a poem I bought in a five-and-ten-cent store on Fulton Street " This shows that: one the author calls it his most prized possession and two it shows that even though it was in a " five-and-ten-sent store " he still cherishes it. Later in the essay he states " Perhaps someone would be interested enough to read it and drink the profound waters of its message… ", this shows how much he wants other people to enjoy the poem as much as he does and wants them to believe in it as he does. At the end of the essay the author says " One night i returned late after a long day of looking for work. I was hungry...I lit a match and began searching for some scraps of wood and a piece of paper to start a fire… i unhooked the poem from the wall… I tore the gold paper on which the poem was printed, threw its pieces inside the stove " This shows how even when in desperate times the poem helped him. His belief in how the poem could help him in another way other than the words but the actual paper it was on itself was helpful to him when to other people it was just another poem in a thrift shop.

This shows how in the essay Kipling and I the author Jesus Colon attitude towards the poem If-- by Rudyard Kipling is as if it's his whole life. He wants other people to see it and when he needed it most he could use it in more ways than just a poem on a wall. In these ways Jesus Colon shows his attitude towards the poem throughout the essay.