Robert Burns | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Robert P. Wells

This literature criticism consists of approximately 20 pages of analysis & critique of Robert Burns.
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Critical Essay by Robert P. Wells

SOURCE: "Burns and Narrative," in The Art of Robert Burns, edited by R.D.S. Jack and Andrew Noble, Vision and Barnes & Noble, 1982, pp. 59–75.

In the following essay, Wells explores the narrative structure and didactic content of several of Burns's poems.

Almost everyone, if asked to categorize Burns's work, would describe him as a lyric poet; indeed, the popular image is that of incomparable master of love-songs. Burns, in keeping with his lyrical inclinations, is very much an occasional poet; his canon, in fact, contains well over one hundred poems of a more expository or dramatic nature: verse epistles, addresses, laments and elegies, a cantata, dramatic prologues and fragments, descriptions, epigrams, dialogues, and dramatic monologues.

No one, I believe, would place Burns among the narrative poets. Including 'Tam o' Shanter&#x...

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