Rudyard Kipling's Verse - Tomlinson through The Young British Soldier Summary & Analysis

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Tomlinson through The Young British Soldier Summary

In the poem "Tomlinson," the character Tomlinson dies and goes to heaven. When he is asked what he had done to earn eternity in heaven, Tomlinson is unable to come up with an answer that suits St. Peter's tastes. For this reason, Tomlinson is sent to hell. Once in hell, however, Tomlinson is not found to be bad enough a sinner to warrant his stay there. Therefore, the devil sends Tomlinson back to earth to become a better sinner. In the poem "The Female of the Species," Kipling discusses the way the female counterpart of several species of animals, including humans, are more quick to strike and kill when they sense danger than men. Kipling notes that men tend to discuss with one another how a problem should be handled while the female...

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