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    Robert Burns, a Scottish poet and lyricist was born January 25 of 1759 and died July 21 of 1796. He is known for his writing on Romanticism poetry and his way of portraying feeling and emotion throughout his writings. Two of his famous poems A Red, Red Rose and Ye Flowery Banks (Bonie Doon) are examples of romanticism, which was an intellectual movement that originating Europe toward the end of the 18th century. Burns’s poems are full of emotion such as happiness, sadness, anger and despair. Perception or the way we interpret or view something, the way you might feel about someone or something is portrayed when he describes his way of how he feels about his lover/lovers in both of these poems. Robert Burns used the art of poetry to incorporate Romantic ideas of imagination, perception and emotion. Through his writing, he describes his never ending love and lust for the woman he loves, he has us use our own imagination to visualize his love for her as being new, like a flower that has just sprung: “O my Luve is like a red, red rose That’s newly sprung in…

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    Besides words on a page, the “heaven-taught” ploughman Robert Burns exists today in metal, housed in a 70-foot tall Grecian temple in his hometown of Alloway in Ayrshire. Despite the constraints of sessile metal, the Bard of Ayrshire has no difficulties getting around: one might also find great Rabbie in San Francisco, Canada, or Australia. In fact, Robert Burns has the third-largest amount of statues built in his image than any other non-religious figure (“Commemorations of Robert Burns around…

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    To quote the late Scottish poet Robert Burns: “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” This quote never meant much to me until I watched all of my dreams come crashing down around me on a cold, snowy day in December. I’ll start from the beginning. Since I was young I’d wanted to be in the military. My mother and father always told me stories of their time in the Pineville High School JROTC, (Junior Reserved Officer Training Corps, a type of military training for highschool students)…

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    Symbolism Of Balance

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    example, the use of the Chinese symbol “yin-yang” shows the fact that there is a slight bit of good in evil, This is shown greatly in nature and influences humans. During the 1800s, there were poets known as Romantics who were known for their affection with nature. People take the usage of balance in numerous ways. For example, Blake takes two poems and completes flips the ideas and thoughts within them to represent this thought of balance. Poets, such as Robert Burns and William Blake, were…

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    forever, sure man can escape a close call a few times but eventually fate will catch up. Look deeper into different styles of literature and a common theme will jump out in the poem To a Mouse by Robert Burns. Robert Burns wrote, “The best laid schemes of mice and men go often askew…” (Burns 39-40), by saying this he is showing that no matter how much planning you put into your actions it doesn’t mean it will happen. The Filmmaker Lasse Hallström also dove deep into the idea of fate in his movie…

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    “The best laid plans of mice and men/ often go awry” (Burns 38). Steinbeck adapted this quote from Robert Burns to write his novel, Of Mice and Men, indicating similar themes such as companionship. Dreams of the characters are also mentioned in both works, along with how they are not achieved at the end. The characters and their personalities also tend to resemble each other between the works. John Steinbeck’s book Of Mice and Men shows many allusions to the poem “To a Mouse” by Robert Burns…

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    middle of the Great Depression. The pair find work on an isolated ranch, but things soon turn sour after meeting the boss’s son, Curley, and his bold and flirtatious wife. Of Mice and Men is a tale of friendship and misfortune between the most unlikely of people. In the book John Steinbeck uses many examples of foreshadowing, or the warning or indicating of future events. He uses four clear examples of foreshadowing: the plans of George and Lennie go “askew”, the death of Curley’s Wife, the loss…

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    Did you know that John Steinbeck is a Nobel Prize winner? The book Of Mice and Men was based on a well-known poem called “To a Mouse” by Robert Burns. The book Of Mice and Men is about two migrant workers named George and Lennie who have a dream to own a ranch one day. How does Steinbeck use foreshadowing in his book? Foreshadowing is shown in Steinbeck’s book through these four things. He relates his book to the poem “To a Mouse”, explaining Lennie’s obsession with soft things, the idea of the…

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    With Lennie, he seems more happy, only that he doesn’t like getting into trouble with George. When he unintentionally kills a mouse he finds, he tries to hide his mistake, “George snapped his fingers sharply and at that sound Lennie laid the mouse in his hand” (8). Lennie accidentally killing this mouse displays that he has no control over his own strength. This incidental death foreshadows that there may be more casualties coming. In the poem To a Mouse by Robert Burns, he states, “The best…

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    author to hint to the reader, that something will happen. In the book Of Mice and Men the main characters, George and Lennie, who are migrant workers, want to live on on their own piece of land. However, trouble -that usually follows them- catches up to them, so one thing leads to another, causing them to lose all possibility in their dream. Then the story reaches its universal ending, leading to them becoming separate from one another. There are several examples that Steinbeck included in this…

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