Robert Burns. By: Addie McKay. Biography.
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By: Addie McKay
Robert Burns was born January 25, 1759(Robert Burns). He was taught by his father as a boy (American Poets). Some of his studies included The Bible, French, Latin, arithmetic, geography and history. While married to Jean Armour, they had 14 kids (Robert Burns). He was inspired by the French revolution and moved from place to place. Burns died or rheumatic fever on July 21, 1796 and was buried in the churchyard of St. Michaels in Dumfries (Burns Bio)
Roberts first published poem was “Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect” Burns Bio). Best known of the poets who have written in Scots language, Burns was very straight forward in his political and civil commentary (Robert Burns). Most of his poems were written in Scots. His most acknowledged poem was “Tam o’ Shanter” along with the 300 songs of love and friendship (American Poets). “Scots Wha Hae” served as an unofficial national anthem for many years (American Poets).
Till a'the seas gang dry.
Till a' the seas gang dry, my Dear,And the rocks melt wi' the sun:I will luve thee still, my Dear,While the sands o'life shall run.
And fare thee weel my only Luve!And fare thee weel a while!And I will come again, my Luve,Tho' it were ten thousand mile!
A Red, Red Roseby Robert Burns
O my luve's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June;O my luve's like a melodie That's sweetly play'd in tune.
As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,So deep in luve am I;And I will love thee still, my Dear,
Robert Burns was talking about his first love as a teen.