Textual Analysis Outline

I. Intro

  1. Opener: “I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won’t probe into the faults of others.” -Mahatma Gandhi
  2. Thesis Statement: In the poem “If” it addresses the themes of mankind to be patient, humble, and trustworthy.

II. Body

  1. Sub topic 1: Throughout the poem, one of the themes addressed was patience.
  2. Sub topic 2: Another quality that Rudyard Kipling believes everyone should have is being humble.
  3. Sub topic 3: The last quality is being trustworthy.

  III. Conclusion: In conclusion, Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If” addresses the traits that everyone should have. They are patience, humbleness, and being trustworthy.