illustrated profiles of a man and a woman set against the backdrop of a red rose

A Red, Red Rose

by Robert Burns
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What do you think are the circumstances of the speaker of this poem that cause him/her to leave his/her love? Write a short story or dialogue that explains why the speaker is leaving, and how this poem affects the situation.

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Look through magazines and find at least five examples of red things. Which do you think could be described as “red red”? Why?

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Which of the symbols used to express love in this poem works the best? Why?

Adapt this ballad to the music of a contemporary song, and explain what elements of the music you think are appropriate to what the poem is saying.

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