A Red, Red Rose ByRobertBurn pg. 530Unit 3
RobertBurn • Robert Burns wrote more than six hundred poems. • He is considered the national poet of Scotland, and • According to the critic Raymond Bentman says, “Robert Burns is the first truly modern poet in British literature.”
RobertBurns‘s Early Years Burns was born in Alloway, Scotland in the year 1759
RobertBurns ‘s Family • Burn’s father was a tenant farmer, and Burns worked as a plowboy. • Burn’s father tutored him and his brothers at home. • His father used whatever resources he had to provide additional education for his sons.
Inside his house http://www.bobmarshall.co.uk/portfolio_detail.asp?pID=136
RobertBurns ‘s Education • Burns grew up poor but well-read. • He taught himself to read French. • And began writing poetry in Scottish dialect. • As an adult, he was unsuccessful in making a living at farming
Burns' Style and Form • During the last ten years of his life Burns mainly wrote lyric poems as songs in Scottish dialect. • Burns also wrote many poems from a female point of view, often reflecting the perspective of women suffering from betrayal or loss of love.
Burns' Style and Form As all eighteenth century poets Standard Verse Form elegies epistles satires epigrams
Rhythm • Rhythm is the pattern of beats created by the arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables Irregular with an unpredictable Regular with a predictable
Meter • Meter is the regular rhythm, in a predictable pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
A Red, Red Rose ByRobertBurn 1794 pg. 530Unit 3
A Red, Red Rose • Burns completed the poem in 1794 in an English dialect called Scots • Based on a folk song Burns heard on his travels, Robert Burns wrote his poem “A Red Red Rose“ to be sung not read.
Figures of Speech • Find the following in Burn’s poem A Example of SIMILE “O, my love is like a red, red rose,” “O, my love is like the melody,”
Figures of Speech • Find an example of HYPERBOLE “And I will love thee still, my dear, Till a’ the seas gang dry” “And I will come again, my love, Tho’ it were ten thousand mile!”
Figures of Speech • Find an example of Imagery “O, my love is like a red, red rose,” “Till a’ the seas gang dry”
Figures of Speech • Find an example of Anastrophe “So deep in love am I,”
Figures of Speech • Find an example of PERSONIFICATION “While the sands o’ life shall run.”
A Red, Red Rose By Robert Burns O, my love is like a red, red rose, That’s newly sprung in June. O, my love is like the melody, That’s sweetly play’d in tune. As fair art thou, my bonny lass, So deep in love am I, And I will love thee still, my dear, Till a’ the seas gang dry.2 Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear, And the rocks melt wi’ the sun! And I will love thee still, my dear, While the sands o’ life shall run. And fare thee weel, my only love, And fare thee weel a while! And I will come again, my love, Tho’ it were ten thousand mile!
Theme Q) After reading the poem, what do you think the theme is? Love • Q) Do you think that beauty is part of the theme? Maybe loving beauty or loving someone beautiful.
Tone & Mood What is the Tone of A Red, Red Rose? And can we find the tone? • Then what is the Mood of the poem? How can we find it?
A Red, Red Rose Listen to the poem sung, then answer the previous questions…
Mood & Tone • Mood is about setting • Mood is the emotional state of the reader • Tone is about personal feeling • Tone is the emotional state of the author
Tone & Mood Q) What is the Tone of “A Red, Red Rose”? Romantic • Q) What is the Mood of the poem? Romantic, Melancholic, Optimistic