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Selected Poems

By: Contributor(s): Publication details: London; Penguin Books; 1993Description: 335 Pages; PaperbackISBN:
  • 9780140423822
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 821.6
Summary: This selection gives equal weight to the two aspects of Robert Burns's reputation, as a lyricist and as a much-loved Scottish poet. Placing works in probable order of composition, it includes lyrics to his most well known songs, such as the nostalgic Auld Lang Syne, the romantic A Red, Red Rose, and the patriotic Scots What Hae. As a poet, Burns wrote with deceptive simplicity and imaginative sympathy, and demonstrated enormous range - from comic dramatic monologues such as Holy Willie's Prayer, which mocks hypocrisy, to narratives including the celebrated Tam O' Shanter, about the ghostly visions of a drunk.
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Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17 Karachi Poetry and Drama 821.6 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available PKLC018563
Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17 Lahore Poetry and Drama 821.6 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available PKLC014499
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This selection gives equal weight to the two aspects of Robert Burns's reputation, as a lyricist and as a much-loved Scottish poet. Placing works in probable order of composition, it includes lyrics to his most well known songs, such as the nostalgic Auld Lang Syne, the romantic A Red, Red Rose, and the patriotic Scots What Hae. As a poet, Burns wrote with deceptive simplicity and imaginative sympathy, and demonstrated enormous range - from comic dramatic monologues such as Holy Willie's Prayer, which mocks hypocrisy, to narratives including the celebrated Tam O' Shanter, about the ghostly visions of a drunk.

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