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A Red Red Rose A Red Red Rose is a poem written by Robert Burns during 1796 the year of his death The poem consists of four stanzas each one four lines long The first stanza has an exact rhyme at the end of the second and fourth lines -- June and tune The repetition of O my luve in the first stanza conjures up the idea that his love is different from other men His woman is so special to him that she reminds him of a red red rose not just a plain red rose He uses two different similes for his love -- the rose and the melody and thats newly and thats sweetly describing those similes She is so young and fair that he compares her to the first rose of the season in its purity and youth His love is so sweet that she reminds him of a soothing melody played in tune I immediately feel that he has known no other love like this O my luve is like a red red rose Thats newly sprung in June O my luve is like the melodie Thats sweetly played in tune The second stanza has a perfect rhyme at the end of the second and fourth lines -- I and dry In this stanza the narrator reminds her and us that his love is undying no matter what happens around him His reference to bonnie and seas makes me think of a childhood songs lyrics my bonnie lies over the ocean my bonnie lies over the sea As fair art thou my bonnie lass So deep in luve am I And I will luve thee still my dear Till a the seas gang dry The third stanza has an exact rhyme at the end of the second and fourth lines -- sun and run
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