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ROBERT BURNS and his poety

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Edita Niauriene

on 20 January 2014

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Transcript of ROBERT BURNS and his poety

Auld Lang Syne
(Good old times)
Should old acquaintances be forgotten,
And never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintances be forgotten,
And days of long ago !

For old long ago, my dear
For old long ago,
We will take a cup of kindness yet
For old long ago.


ROBERT BURNS and his poetry
Form of the ballad/song
short lines
brief stanzas
strong rhyme
spoken Anglo-Saxon dialect
Stylistic devices
refrain
- the line or lines that are repeated in a poem
repetition
- repeating of a word within a poem to provide emphasis
allegory
- characters or events in a poem represent or symbolize ideas and concepts.
personification
- giving human qualities to animals or objects.
parrallelism
- giving two or more parts of the sentences a similar form to create a definite pattern.

"Red red rose"
John Anderson
John Anderson my joy, John,
When we were first acquainted,
Your locks were like the raven,
Your handsome brow was straight;
But now your brow is bold, John,
Your locks are like the snow,
But blessings on your frosty head,
John Anderson my joy!

John Anderson my joy, John,
We climbed the hill together,
And many a jolly day, John,
We have had with one another;
Now we must totter down, John,
And hand in hand we will go,
And sleep together at the foot,
John Anderson my joy!
Themes in Robert Burns's poetry
love - eternal love, sadness, married life
ordinary life - joys and sorrows of common people
friendship and saying goodbye
freedom and love for Scotland
work on the fields
optimism
O, my love is like a red, red rose,
That is newly sprung in June.
O, my love is like the melody,
That is sweetly played in tune.

As fair are you, my lovely lass,
So deep in love am I,
And I will love you still, my Dear,
Till all the seas go dry.

Till all the seas go dry, my Dear,
And the rocks melt with the sun!
O I will love you still, my Dear,
While the sands of life shall run.

And fare you well, my only Love,
And fare you well a while!
And I will come again, my Love,
Although it were ten thousand mile!
My heart's in the highlands
Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North,
The birth-place of Valour, the country of Worth;
Wherever I wander, wherever I rove,
The hills of the Highlands for ever I love.

My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here;
My heart's in the Highlands a-chasing the deer;
A-chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe,
My heart's in the Highlands wherever I go.

Farewell to the mountains high covered with snow;
Farewell to the straths and green valleys below;
Farewell to the forests and wild-hanging woods;
Farewell to the torrents and loud-pouring floods.

ACTIVITY
1. look at the poems again -
what are the themes in each of them
2. find examples of stylistic devices (meninės raiškos priemonės) in the poems. (E.g. repetition, parallelism, refrain etc.)
3. write down the answers in your exercise books
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