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Sir Walter Scott

The speaker asks, does the man exist who is so unfeeling and dead inside that he's never claimed, with pride, his own homeland? Does the man exist who's never felt his heart rejoice when he turns...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2017 1:33 pm UTC

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Sir Walter Scott

This poem is a part of the long narrative poem, The Lay of the Last Minstrel, written in 1805. This poem was a best-seller for its time, reflecting different literary tastes in an era when...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2019 1:28 pm UTC

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Sir Walter Scott

In the poem 'Patriotism' by Sir Walter Scott, the poet talks about spiritual ideas, such as that of the soul, in terms of how far a person can call himself a true patriot. Being a Scot, and...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2010 10:41 pm UTC

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Sir Walter Scott

In this poem, comprised of three verses from Sir Walter Scott's longer poem The Lady of the Lake, Ellen Douglas sings a song meant to lull James Fitz-James, the king of Scotland, to sleep. The...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2020 12:41 pm UTC

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Sir Walter Scott

Patriotism Innominatus BREATHES there the man with soul so dead,Who never to himself hath said, 'This is my own, my native land!'Whose heart hath ne'er within him burn'dAs home his footsteps...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2013 10:06 pm UTC

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Sir Walter Scott’s “Patriotism” has the feeling of a battle song sung by a leader on a cantering horse. This effect is achieved through meter, rhyme, and especially alliteration. The meter is...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2013 10:14 pm UTC

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Sir Walter Scott

The word is not "mistrel" but "minstrel." Minstrels were traditionally wandering musicians who played stringed instruments and sang songs, often about love and brave deeds. A minstrel who was...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2012 2:29 am UTC

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Sir Walter Scott

The story of young Lochinvar, a gallant knight, is really a stirring one and a well written one. To summarize, we first see Lochinvar as he gallops upon his steed over the countryside. He carries...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2013 12:32 pm UTC

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Sir Walter Scott

This short poem by Sir Walter Scott seems to capture the haughtiness of youth through the way in which the response "Proud Maisie" receives to her question to the Robin tricks her into anticipating...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2011 10:13 pm UTC

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First of all, we must understand that Scott was a "Romanticist," with a capital "R." Romanticism was a literary movement of the late 18th century which heavily emphasized the importance of nature...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2015 7:13 pm UTC

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Sir Walter Scott

Ellen is clearly smitten with Lochinvar. And who can blame her? He seems so much more handsome, more dashing than her hapless bridegroom, standing there in silent embarrassment while the gallant...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2018 6:36 am UTC

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Sir Walter Scott

The rhyme scheme of Sir Walter Scott's poem "Patriotism" is one of simple rhyming couplets, with a slight variation in lines 3–6. This scheme could be represented in the following manner:...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2021 2:17 am UTC

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Sir Walter Scott

In the first stanza of this poem, Lochinvar is described as a noble knight. He is a man who demonstrates some influence and sound judgment; this is reflected in his acquisition of the "best" horse...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2021 1:50 pm UTC

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Sir Walter Scott

In answering this question, you might wish to consider the historical context in which Scott wrote his fiction and to examine Ivanhoe in relation to other European literary works of the time (and...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2018 3:23 am UTC

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The obvious theme of Scott's poem is that loyalty to one's nation is a feeling every person possesses almost as a matter of instinct. If we put this in the context of the time in which it was...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2018 5:58 am UTC

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Sir Walter Scott's statement that "he that climbs the tall tree has the right to the fruit" means that a person who does the work to obtain something is the person who has the right to that object....

Latest answer posted June 9, 2020 8:35 pm UTC

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Sir Walter Scott

The breath of the unpatriotic man reflects the fact that he may be alive in body, but not in soul. Indeed, without a passionate love for his country, he has no soul; all he cares about is himself,...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2018 7:49 am UTC

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Sir Walter Scott

One of the most popular writers of his time, Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832) was a native-born Scotsman famed for his romantic poetry and classic historical novels such as Ivanhoe and Rob Roy. Scott...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2012 10:27 pm UTC

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The best way to have this book appraised is to find a rare book dealer and someone authenticate the signatures. Both of these services can cost you. Book appraisers typically charge by the hour...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2011 9:24 am UTC

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