Authors and Their Works

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Authors and Their Works Author / Style Biographical Info Works Work Description Robert Burns (1759- 1796) National poet of Scotland Heavy use of Scottish dialect – imitating the speech patterns of a particular region “Auld Lang Syne” * Song we sing at New Year’s * Many of Burns’s poems have been set to music. These songs are part of the cultural fabric of Scotland and one of the reasons
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Unformatted text preview: his poetry has remained so popular. * The theme of this poem is common to Burns’s work – friendship, patriotism, optimism “John Anderson, My Jo” celebrates lifelong friendship; honors a couple who have shared joys & hard work of youth & now share later years; wife writing to husband: you were so handsome when we were young, now we’re old, etc....
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