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Subject: English: Literature & Writing

The Biographies Series: Literature

6 of 51 programs from The Biographies Series, which offer in-depth and personal studies of celebrated people in Literature. (1 program available in Spanish.) Other focus areas in the series include: History; Performing Click for more

Robert Burns: The Ploughman Poet

Burns, Robert: The Ploughman Poet

This is the biography of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns, who is perhaps best known for adapting Auld Lang Syne into the version that is sung on New Year's Eve around the world. Lionized as the "ploughman poet," which dates back to his humble beginnings as the son of a poor farmer, Burns, today, is revered as a cult hero for his unpretentious verse ("the best laid schemes o' mice and men"), his many romances, and his notorious belief in passion as a gift of life. Although he died a relatively young man, 37 in 1796, his extraordinary power of touching the hearts of common people though his verse continues to be celebrated on his birthday, January 25, at annual "Burns' Night" festivities. 00/10DE JSCA 30 min.


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