Robert Burns: My Love’s Like a Red Essay

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Burns: “My Love’s Like a Red, Red Rose” “Robert Burns was born in Alloway, Scotland in 1759. During his youth Burns proposed marriage to Jean Armour, who was pregnant with his twin sons. Her parents rejected his offer and demanded financial restitution. Later he married her and move to the West Indies and state a new life. Burns “My Love’s Like a Red, Red Rose” was first published in A Selection of Scots Songs, edited by Peter Urbana”(Robert).
Burns is a man of the mainly emotional temper; with passions. He was the most famous romantic Scottish poet of all time, and one of the most well know poet of the eighteenth century. Similarly, he used a Scotties word in this poem. In this poem he describes his love toward his girlfriend using hyperbolic and flowering words. He also tried to convince his reader that if it really is love it will always be there no after how near or far the two people may be from each other. In addition, he uses similes to compares his love to a rose and to a melody showing that love is beautiful, and precious.
In the first and second lines, Burns wants to symbolize his love as a single red rose for Jean. He compares his love with a ‘single red rose newly sprung in June’ which means his love begins in June or the best moment of his love seems like a rose which blooms in summer. He conveys his love as one and only for the woman he loves, since there is no comparison for his love towards her. In other word red is the expected hue of the flower and most adorable thing. In the first two lines itself it is clearly stated:

“O my Luve’s like a red, red rose .That’s newly sprung in June.
O my Luve’s like the melodie.That’s sweetly play’d in tune.”
In the third and fourth lines he describes his love as a melody, a sound which makes him dance and follow the tunes and always makes him feel happy. It feels like all his pain has gone. The beauty of the rose makes him forget his fearful past. He also feels better and relaxes his mind. In other words, he compares the music and his love to a medicine which makes him feel better and takes away all his pain.
Burns “As fair as thou” tried to stated that when he got Jean, she enlightened his like so everything seems exciting and feels she is beautiful among all girls. “My Bonnie lass”, means his girlfriend is so beautiful, although he has many affairs and maybe he cheats from Jean, but at that time he is deeply in love with her. He feels that his lover is a beautiful as others and he loves her deeply, although they are distance away from each other. “And I will luve thee still, my Dear”, but he loves her still. Similarly, “Till a’ the seas gang dry,” means he will always be into her love until the seas go dry. Here also it states that,
“As fair art thou, my bonnie…