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Posted By: Jim McLean
18-Dec-10 - 03:45 PM
Thread Name: Burns lyric query - 'And All That"
Subject: RE: Burns lyric query
I have always thought this poem/song is pretty well pure English and have never found a problem with understanding. I am amazed that there has been any confusion/misunderstanding it what this poem says. Speak the words out loud, it's all there. If you are a non native English speaker I can understand trying to do a literal transation may be a problem but poetry cannot be translated word for word, and this is poetry.