Party 1: Poetry Analysis and Discussion

1. According to Kipling, and in your own words, what was the "White Manís Burden"?

2. What reward did Kipling suggest the "White Man" gets for carrying his "burden"?

3. Who did Kipling think would read his poem? What do you think that this audience might have said in response to it?

4. For what audiences do you think Henry LabouchŤre and George McNeil wrote their poems? How do you think those audiences might have responded to "The Brown Manís Burden" and "The Poor Manís Burden"?

Part 2: Write a found poem

Working individually or in pairs, list any key words and phrases that stand out to you in each poem. Make a separate list for each poem.

Create a "found" poem ó a poem that incorporates some of the chosen key words or phrases with your own words. The poem should convey your views or ideas about imperialism.