Song (Ae fond kiss)

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  • Song (Ae Fond Kiss)
    • Robert Burns
      • Auld Lang Syne
      • Ode to a Mouse
        • Of Mice and Men
        • The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry
      • Famous in Scotland around age 27
      • Romantic
        • predates the Romantics
        • distracton from hard labouring life
        • celebration of life
          • living life to the fullest
      • Agnes McLehose
        • platonic relationship
        • 7 year correspondance
        • pseudonyms
        • written after their final meeting before she returned to Jamaica to reunite with her husband
        • propriety dictated their love was besk kept a secret
      • had an affair with his wife's maid
    • Lyric
      • written whilst married
      • song-like qualities
      • short poem
      • seemingly broken hearted
      • contains the essence of a thousand love songs
      • rhyming couplets
      • 6 quattrains
      • written in  Scottish dialect
        • "Had we never loved sae kindly"
          • wouldnt feel so strongly
          • better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all
    • 1st and last stanza
      • repetition
        • inability to move on
          • farewell
        • begins and ends with a kiss
          • "Ae fond kiss"
            • just one
        • alternatively, sense of completion
      • tolerance in love (elements of selfishness) displays the poets humanity and bitterness
        • a pledge to democracy in love
    • violent imagery
      • "deep in heart wrung tears I'll pledge thee"
        • deep pathos
        • pain and grief
        • not berating her
      • "warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee"
        • wage wars
        • battling against his loss
        • conflict is emotional
        • conveys the finality and the effect of it on him
      • "who shall say that Fortune greives him"
        • personnification
      • dark despair around benights me
        • gloom
        • "nae chearful twinkle"
          • opposites
          • oxymoronic
        • emraces nature and its beauty, alongside his feelings, a celebration of the ego
    • 5th stanza
      • "Fare-thee-weel, thou first and fairest!"
        • qualitative
        • passion and generosity despite the sadness
      • "ilka joy and treasure"
        • sorrow mirrors the love
        • frees him for the next passion
      • "Peace, Enjoyment, Love and Pleasure"
        • personnification
        • immortalised
        • important words

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