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'Thou Gloomy December' (1791) by Robert Burns

'Thou Gloomy December' (1791) by Robert Burns
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Key Info
  • 'Thou Gloomy December' (1791) by Robert Burns
  • Duration: 01:56
  • Robert Carlyle reads Burns' poem 'Thou Gloomy December' against a dark background with a projection of snow falling. This clip was first published on the Culture Show Archive, bbc.co.uk/cultureshow/archive.shtml. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    English

       Topic:

    Poetry: 18th Century

  • Keywords: Robert Burns, recite, Scotland, sad, winter, December
Ideas for use in class
  • Study of the poem and poet, study of the language used. An example of recitation.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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