Interpretation of Poem “a Red, Red, Rose” – Robert Burns
Burns’s poem was inspired both by a simple Scots song he had heard in the country and by published ballads from the period. The poem has the form of a ballad and is meant to be sung aloud.
The scenes that are comparison of love in “O my Luve’s like a red, red rose,” suggest the peeling back of layers, like a flower opens up. The last part of the poem suggest that Burns will be going away for awhile, but not dying. Burns conveys the message to readers that “As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,” that his love is young in age.
By establishing these connections, Burns is able to convey that the feelings of love remain to be natural and difficult to change (Humanities.Washington.edu 1).
This poem is the essence of all his artistic creativity. He has a particular merit because relying on folklore and the dialect of his country; he created a modern art that does not only belong to the culture of his country but all over the world culture. With his genius, Burns fascinates the reader by transforming Scottish folk songs into marvelous poems.
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Humanities.Washington.edu.Robert Burns: A Red, Red Rose. 2013. Presentation.