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CLIP 9219

The Poetry of Robert Burns (Pt 1/2)

The Poetry of Robert Burns (Pt 1/2)
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Key Info
  • The Poetry of Robert Burns (Pt 1/2)
  • Duration: 01:26
  • Scottish actors Robert Carlyle and Siobhan Redmond suggest why Robert Burns poetry has an enduring appeal - it's both romantic and sexy, political and pastoral. His poetry was written for a wide audience and still appeals to a wide range of people. This clip is published as part of the BBC Poetry Season, for more materials on this poet and poetry in general visit the website - bbc.co.uk/poetryseason/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    English

       Topic:

    Poetry: 18th Century

  • Keywords: Burns, romantic, love poetry, Scotland, language, thepoetryseason
Ideas for use in class
  • This might be best used after a reading of Burns' poetry. Students can then discuss how far they agree with the actors' opinions. Another angle to consider would be how far his appeal is limited to Scottish readers.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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