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Robert Burns

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Lisa Weiss

on 7 May 2017

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Transcript of Robert Burns

Robert Burns
Famous poet
National bard of Scotland
One of the fathers of romantic poetry
Celebrated Scottish culture
Importance as a poet
One of the founders of romantic poetry
Celebrated Scottish culture
Reflected many important Scottish ideals
Changes in Scottish culture
during Burn's life
Scotland became more urban
Culture started to be more English
Kept Presbyterian church unlike England
Still very rural
Very famous poet then and now
Led very interesting life
Preserved Scottish culture
Born in 1759 in Alloway, Scotland
Father was a tenant farmer
Wrote his first poem at 15
Written for a girl
Father died in 1784
Many poems written directly after his father's death
Run out of town after impregnating two women
Moved to Ellisand, Scotland
Life in Ellisand
Wrote first poetry book in 1786
Became full time poet
Had 14 children
Published 3 books
Died at age 37
His last child was born the day he died
Burns County, 10-27-14, http://www.robertburns.org/
Poetry Foundation, 10-27-14, http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/robert-burns
Academy of American Poets, 10-29-14,http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/robert-burns

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