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The theme of Robert Burns's "My Heart's in the Highlands" is nostalgia. The speaker laments leaving his Scottish homeland. This poem is actually a song, so the second stanza repeats as a refrain,...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2018, 3:13 am (UTC)

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The tone and syntax of the whole poem draws the reader into the scene and into the language. The first several stanzas begin with “Is there ...,” a phrase which is typically used to start a...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2020, 7:02 am (UTC)

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Eighteenth century Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns was well-known for his affinity for women. And that affinity was quite explicit in some of his poems and lyrics. Take, for example, his...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2017, 3:17 am (UTC)

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In this poem, the speaker compares the journey of life to ascending and then descending a hill. It is written, like all Burns's poems, in Scots, and further, an older form of Scots which includes...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2018, 8:57 am (UTC)

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The only comparison I can see is that in "A Red, Red Rose" speaks of the newness of life in the season of early summer. It is a time of promise, and the tone of the poem is filled with promise. He...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2010, 4:17 am (UTC)

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Burns's 1793 "Scots Wha Hae" is a patriotic poem that calls the Scottish to bravely embrace liberty from the English. The poem consists of six stanza of four lines each written in Scottish dialect....

Latest answer posted June 18, 2020, 2:13 pm (UTC)

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mhernandes1204, you're definitely correct on the verses containing lines of iambic pentameter, but take a second look at the first two lines of the refrain, as I think you've missed a stress in...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2012, 8:01 pm (UTC)

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One of the ways that the Scottish poet Robert Burns demonstrated both his love for,and disappointment in, his own country was in collecting its traditional old songs to save them for posterity....

Latest answer posted January 29, 2010, 3:29 am (UTC)

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The main theme in "The Lazy Mist" is the ephemeral quality of life. In the poem, the narrator's attention is drawn to the "lazy mist" and how it heralds a change in season. He decides that the mist...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2017, 6:38 pm (UTC)

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The speaker in the poem 'Green Grow the Rashes' by Robert Burns is a man who is indicating his admiration of the opposite sex - females - "lasses". This man is like many red-blooded males who enjoy...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2013, 7:33 pm (UTC)

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One of the reasons that Robert Burns was considered a people's poet was that, unlike many of the other poets of his time, he came from the ranks of the ordinary people. So, in some ways he spoke...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2010, 2:42 am (UTC)

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To me, the use of the dialect in this poem makes the sentiments in the poem seem more realistic and heart-felt. The basic idea of this poem is that the speaker is still in love with her husband...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2010, 1:42 pm (UTC)

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Known as "the voice of Scotland," Robert Burns grew up with a love of Scottish folk songs, legends, and proverbs. Many of his poems are written in English-Scottish and Scottish dialects; he...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2014, 11:29 pm (UTC)

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Robert Burns, a Scottish poet, wrote in 18th century. He used Scottish dialect, and is now considered the national poet of Scotland. In 1785, he published a book of poems called The kilmarnock...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2016, 3:42 pm (UTC)

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