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  • Robert Burns
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    Robert Burns is a man of the most impassioned temper; with passions not strong only, but noble, and of the sort in which great virtues and great poems take their rise. It is his love towards his country, people, and nature that inspires him. That opens his eyes to its beauty, leading his heart and voice to praise them with his passion. Robert Burns was born January 25, 1759, in a straw-thatched cottage, to William and Agnes Burns. His mother had a great store of folklore songs and ballads, and h...
  • Romantic Nature Of Poetry
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    At the end of the eighteenth century a new literature arose in England. It was called, Romanticism, and it opposed most of the ideas held earlier in the century. Romanticism had its roots in a changed attitude toward mankind. The forerunners of the Romanticists argued that men are naturally good; society makes them bad. If the social world could be changed, all men might be happier. Many reforms were suggested: better treatment of people in prisons and almshouses; fewer death penalties for minor...
  • Burn's Poetry
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    (1739-1796) His father W. Burns was a hardworking farmer. He knew the value of a good education and he was determined to give his children the best schooling possible. There were 7 children in the family and Robert was the eldest. When he was 6 his father sent him to school to Alloway. His mother's friend Betty told him many fantastic tales about devils, ghosts, fairies and witches. At 13 he was out in the fields all day helping his father, and he studied nature closely and following the plough,...
  • Fornicator As An Aquarius Burns
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    People have made entire careers off the belief in and practices of astrology. The idea of the stars determining our fate has withheld people's interest for centuries. Robert Burns, an Aquarius, was very anti-superstition. He had almost no belief in astrological predictions or zodiac signs. There is some humor in this though, because through Burns' poems and songs this pseudoscience shows just how accurate it can be. The most parallel example of Burns' personality and his Aquarius sign can be see...
  • Burns And Scotland
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    Just now I've ta " en the fit o' rhyme My barbie noddle's working prime My fancy yer kit up sublime Wi' hasty summon Hae ye a leisure - moment's time To hear what's comin? Robert Burns born 25th January 1759 died 21st July 1796 iis one of the great romantic poets and one of the world's great songwriters. He is also Scotland's national bard and the hero of the Scots and people of Scottish descent everywhere. The play traces his life through an exciting part of the eighteenth century and provides ...

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