Selected Poems

Selected Poems

by Robert Burns
     
 

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"Should auld acquaintance be forgot And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And auld lang syne!" The name of Robert Burns is celebrated by millions throughout the world, yet appreciation of his poetry is often limited and distorted. This volume shows him not only as the 'ploughman poet' of popular legend but as a sophisticated literary artist

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"Should auld acquaintance be forgot And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And auld lang syne!" The name of Robert Burns is celebrated by millions throughout the world, yet appreciation of his poetry is often limited and distorted. This volume shows him not only as the 'ploughman poet' of popular legend but as a sophisticated literary artist drawing on the resources of two languages. Extracts from Henryson, Milton, Pope, Fergusson and others help place Burns in the traditions of English and Scottish literature. Cambridge Literature is a series of study texts which presents writing in the English-speaking world from the 16th century up to the present day. The series includes novels, drama, short stories, poetry, essays and other types of non-fiction. Each edition has the complete text with an appropriate glossary. The student will find in each volume a helpful introduction and a full section of resource notes encouraging active and imaginative study methods.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521626835
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Series:
Cambridge Literature Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
14 - 16 Years

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