Questions tagged [robert-burns]

Questions about the Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759 – 1796) and his works.

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Doesn't Burns' use of parallelism reinforce “My Heart's in the Highlands” visual images?

Here is "My Heart's in the Highlands" by Robert Burns (https://www.bartleby.com/360/8/24.html). My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here; My heart’s in the Highlands a-chasing the deer;...
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When and why did the practice of reading “Address to a Haggis” at Burns Night dinner originate?

Many people and institutions around the world hold Burns suppers on or close to Burns Night, 25 January. Part of these events is the traditional reading of Robert Burns's "Address to a Haggis"1, ...