A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns: Summary & Analysis


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What is the total length of Robert Burns' piece on endless love, 'A Red, Red Rose?'

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1. In 'A Red, Red Rose,' Burns relies on what timescale to provide the extent of his love with some scope?

2. What provided the inspiration for 'A Red, Red Rose?'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There's more at work in 'A Red, Red Rose' by Robert Burns than your average love poem. This quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of the poem, including its structure and inspiration.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • The length of 'A Red, Red Rose'
  • Burns' timescale for his love metaphor
  • The inspiration behind 'A Red, Red Rose'
  • How the poem was originally composed
  • The definition of makar

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding 'A Red, Red Rose' and interpret it correctly
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Robert Burns' poem in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on 'A Red, Red Rose'

Additional Learning

To ensure your understanding of 'A Red, Red Rose,' review the accompanying lesson titled A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns: Summary & Analysis. This lesson covers the following:

  • Analyzing the topic of 'A Red, Red Rose'
  • Discussing the way that the poem emphasizes immortality
  • Explaining the history and relevance of the term makar