Category : Poetry Study Aid IF Kipling. ~ Part Two

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RUDYARD KIPLING
Stanza III
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on”;
1. What is counselled by the poet in the following lines?
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
Pitch-And-Toss = Pitch and Toss (known as Liney or Jingles) is a simple coin game,( known by this name in Britain since at least the 18th century. It is often played in playgrounds and colleges throughout.
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