Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sign inventory 1, Week 3

Robert Burns, A Red, Red Rose
Oh my luve is like a red, red rose,
That's newly sprung in June:
Oh my luve is like the melodie,
That's sweetly play'd in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry.

Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.

And fare thee weel, my only luve!
And fare thee weel a while!
And I will come again, my luve,
Tho' it were ten thousand mile!

My Inventory:
-Written in traditional Scottish dialect
-Four, Four line ballad stanzas
-lyrical charged
-Author muses a sence of time loss, in addition to seasonal change
-Author creates a feeling of perfection and unblemished love in the line.'Newly sprung in June'
-Repetition, Red, my, dear, luve, I
-Life and death/ passage of time diffrence in the first two and last two stanzas
-Rich contrast between lush spring and dry seas
- musical tone and meter

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