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Robert Burns

A famous poet.

Lochlan Cohen

on 9 November 2015

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Transcript of Robert Burns

Name: Robert Burns
The Basics
Path to being famous
Robert Burns first worked on his family farm in he village of Alloway, 3 km south of Ayr. Hard physical labour took a toll on him, because he wanted to turn his attention to poetry, nature, drink and women. He then began to write poems, which soon became very successful in Scotland. His poems included (at the time) were To a Louse, To a Mouse and The Cotter's Saturday Night. He then moved to Edinburgh where he was welcomed by wealthy friends where he would write another famous poem Ae Fond Kiss. He would also write the classic poem, For a' that and a' that..

Who was Robert Burns?
Robert Burn was a famous poet who lived from 1759 to 1796 in Scotland. At age 27, Burns famous in Scotland with poems such as To a Louse, To a Mouse and The Cotter's Saturday Night. He was nicknamed the 'Ploughman Poet', which was most likely due to the fact that he grew up on a farm. A short time later, Burns took a new job as an Excise Officer in Dumfries. The hard work this new job entailed, combined with the price of his earlier life and dissolute lifestyle began to take their toll on Burn's health. In 1796, just aged 37, Robert Burns died on the 21st of July and was buried with full civil and military honors.
By Lochlan Cohen
Robert Burns
Place of birth and DOB: 25 January 1759
Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland
Nationality: Scottish
Death age, place of death and year of death: Aged 37, died on the 21st July, 1796 and died in Dumfries, Scotland
O my Luve's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June;
O my Luve's like the melodie
That's sweetly play'd in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I:
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry:

Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun:
I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.

And fare thee well, my only Luve
And fare thee well, a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho' it were ten thousand mile.

By Robert Burns

A Red, Red Rose
My Response to the Poem
This poem made me feel warm inside my heart because Burns is writing about his one true love (which he didn't have, he was quite the lady's man). The poem really had an effect on me because it's if although Burns is talking to his one true love, that after all those years, he stills loves your. Even when the sea dry up, even when all the rocks melt with the sun, he stills loves and will forever more.
Theme of the Poem
The poem has 4 stanzas and 16 lines. It is a sonnet, a form of poetry that Shakespeare often wrote, and is a romantic poem.

A Red, Red Rose is a romance poem, the sort of style Burns liked to write. It is written like the writer is speaking to his love and is trying to convince her that he will love her for all eternity. Robert Burns uses strong emotion and good language to invigorate the reader into really understanding what he is trying to say.


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