Poems And Songs Of Robert Burns

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Orange Books International, 2023 - 962 pagine
"Poems and Songs of Robert Burns" is a collection of poems and songs by the Scottish poet Robert Burns, first published in 1786. Burns is widely regarded as one of the most important figures in Scottish literature and his works continue to be popular today. The collection includes a wide range of works, from love songs to political commentary. Many of Burns' most famous poems are included, such as "Auld Lang Syne" and "To a Mouse". The poems are written in Scots dialect and often deal with themes of rural life, love, and Scottish nationalism. Burns' poetry is known for its wit, humor, and emotional depth. He often wrote about the struggles of the common people and the injustices they faced. Many of his poems are also inspired by the natural beauty of Scotland and the traditions of its people. The collection has been praised for its lyrical quality and its contribution to Scottish culture. Burns' works have been translated into numerous languages and have influenced writers and musicians around the world. Overall, "Poems and Songs of Robert Burns" is a testament to the enduring legacy of one of Scotland's most beloved poets. It is a celebration of Scottish culture, language, and history, and a reminder of the power of poetry to inspire and connect people across generations.

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Robert Burns (1759-1796) was a Scottish poet and lyricist, widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland. He was born into a farming family in Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland. Despite his humble background, Burns was well-educated and began writing poetry at an early age. His first collection, "Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect," was published in 1786 and was an immediate success. Burns is best known for his poems and songs that celebrate Scottish culture and identity, such as "Auld Lang Syne," "Tam o' Shanter," and "To a Mouse." His work often dealt with themes of love, nature, politics, and social justice. Throughout his life, Burns struggled with poverty and financial difficulties. He worked as a farmer and exciseman (tax collector) to support his family. He died at the age of 37 due to heart disease. Despite his short life, Burns had a significant impact on Scottish literature and culture. His work has been translated into many languages and continues to be celebrated around the world. Burns Night, held annually on January 25th, is a traditional Scottish holiday that honors his life and work.

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