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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- Fall '10
- Style, Scotland, Burns, Robert Burns, Auld Lang Syne, Scots language, celebrates lifelong friendship