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ENG 2320 Robert Burns

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ENG 2320 Robert Burns 2320

Texas State
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British Literature 1785 +
Susan Tilka

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Notes on Robert Burns and his works of literature
British Literature 1785 +
Susan Tilka
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Date Created: 09/15/15
Robert Burns 0 Southwest Scotland 0 Fierce Scottish nationalism 0 Occupation farmer 0 At age 15 he s a skilled plowman o Lived during the same time as William Blake 0 Raised Calvinist very strict born to pray born with sin believe in predestination 0 At age 16 he has a child 0 Published a book of poems stays in Scotland 0 Married her they have 2 kids 0 Has many affairs many children and flaunted it 0 He s a drinker dies at age 37 0 Viewed as the natural man one with nature 0 Myth of the quotnatural poet quotheaventaught plowman 0 He interviewed working people across Scotland wrote down their songs and stories 0 Bawdry songs obscene sex 0 Patriotic o Sweetness of young love 0 Drinking 0 Collection of Scottish folk songs 0 Exuberant spontaneous wants to be both reasonable and emotional o Influenced the Romantics though not on purpose 0 Admired the French and American Revolutions ardent Democrat o Wrote in the Scottish dialect 0 Has slang words different from the English dialect o Antireligion rebelled against his Calvinist upbringing o ProDemocracy supported the working man 0 Wrote lyrics what working class people sang 0 Burns has a love of workingclass people 0 Wrote over 300 songs Freshness immediacy of emotions Celebrations of ordinary life Best songs written in Scots dialect Based on the oral tradition of native Scottish folk song Simple in form Traditional lyrics themes love drink work sex friendship patriotism 00000 0 Lyric originally signified a song performed to the accompaniment of a lyre 0 Some types of lyric song sonnet ode elegy dramatic monologue conversation poem 0 Lyric poem Relatively short Personal utterance Expresses an intense emotionidea OOOO Often has musical qualities Green Grow the Rashes 0 States that women are the best production of mother nature 0 He loves women Holy Willie s Prayer 0 Willie is an elder in the Presbyterian church in Burns village wants certain people punished 0 Religious belief that the more money you have the better chance you have of going to heaven 0 Burns doesn t agree he thinks people are born neutral rather than with sin 0 Willie is rich believes he s been saved but questions why me o Confesses he raped a woman but won t do it again 0 Molested a serving maid three times says he was drunk 0 He wants the other sinners on earth punished 0 John Hamilton drinks swears plays cards I Was called out publicly as a sinner but merely laughed 0 Mr Aiken Willie s lawyer I He put Willie on the hot seat so Willie wants him punished o Praying to God to have people punished for their sins o Irony Willie is the worst sinner of all 0 But he s rich so he ll be saved he won t be punished To a Mouse 0 Connection to the natural world animals are sentient o Romantics believe in a social union with animals 0 Burns identifies with the mouse we are all mortal companions 0 Winter is coming everyone is getting ready 0 Her little house is destroyed by his plough sympathy he s broken hearted 0 She might die she can t rebuild her nest in time for winter 0 Sense of humor 0 Very emotional 0 Lesson the best plans can go bad you can t know the future bad things can happen any time To a Louse 0 Poor people have lice he sees one on a rich lady in church 0 Poor people are dirty the louse will have spare pickings in a rich girl s hair 0 Tells the louse to go somewhere else like on a cow or farm 0 Sees the louse crawling to the top of the bonnet 0 Burns would like to kick the louse to get away from the lady 0 He wouldn t be surprised to see the louse on an older lady or young boy but not on this lady 0 Lesson could we see ourselves the way others see us 0 She thinks she s great but she has lice just like everyone else would be mortified to know 0 Still have the argument today that the rich are not better than others Auld Lang Syne o quotThe days long ago 0 When men are drafted those from the same village are kept in one unit 0 Can understand each other s dialect o The day before they left they would sing and drink 0 Don t forget the old days because you might be dead tomorrow 0 Nostalgia for childhood sentimentality of the past the heart of the Romantic period 0 For auld lang syne for old times 0 Celebration of male friendship very sincere Robert Bruce s March to Bannockburn 0 William Wallace defeated King Edward 0 United the clans to defeat the English 0 A great Scottish hero 0 Robert Bruce medieval clan leader 0 Also united the clans against the English 0 Unofficial anthem of Scotland 0 Reflection of great moments in their history 0 Identity of their nation 0 Our children will be free we will fight 0 Fight or die A Red Red Rose o Hyperexaggeration but lovely idea 0 Sweet poem 0 What men say to women don t worry I ll come back I would do anything for you Song For a that and a that Song of the labor movement in Scotland Praise of workingclass men 0 They should be proud of their work 0 Workingclass men are the real kings of the world have independent minds Working class people should have value in what they do About the rights of working people


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