Robert Burns/Related Articles
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- Scotland : A country that forms the northernmost part of the United Kingdom; population about 5,200,000.
- Literature : The profession of “letters” (from Latin litteras), and written texts considered as aesthetic and expressive objects.
- Poetry : A form of literary work which uses rhythm, metre, and sound elements (such as assonance or dissonance) to structure, amplify, and in some instances supplant the literal meanings of words.
- Edinburgh : The capital of Scotland.
- Burns supper : a ceremonial event to celebrate the birth of Robert Burns on the evening of January 25th, known as Burns Night.
- Auld Reekie : Old nickname for Edinburgh, Scotland, meaning old smokey.
- Allan Ramsay (1686–1758) : Poet who wrote mainly in the Scots vernacular, and is best known for his pastoral verse-play "The Gentle Shepherd".
- Robert Fergusson : (1750 - 1774) Scottish poet whose verse inspired Robert Burns.
- James Currie : (1756-1805) The first editor and first major biographer of Robert Burns, and believed to be responsible for the probably inaccurate account of Burns as a feckless alcoholic.
- Thomas Blacklock : (1721 - 1791) The"blind poet", an early supporter of Robert Burns.
- James Tytler : (1745-1804) notably feckless and debt ridden Scottish writer, who was the first Briton to travel in a hot-air balloon,
- Satire : The art of exposing human vice and folly.