Robert Burns "A Red Red Rose"

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This is an exceptionally corny poem that I have to study for AS. I've got to write notes on what this poem tells me about love. Now I've done it on all the stanzas apart from the last one :

And fare thee weel, my only Luve,
And fare thee weel a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho' it were ten thousand mile

Is he saying goodbye to whoever it is he's in love with? I don't get this...and why does he say "I will come again my love though it were 10,000 mile?" if he was saying goodbye to her? Is this about a relationship that just wouldn't work but he's still in love with her? I'm confused.
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(Original post by NeuroticSurgeon)
This is an exceptionally corny poem that I have to study for AS. I've got to write notes on what this poem tells me about love. Now I've done it on all the stanzas apart from the last one :

And fare thee weel, my only Luve,
And fare thee weel a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho' it were ten thousand mile

Is he saying goodbye to whoever it is he's in love with? I don't get this...and why does he say "I will come again my love though it were 10,000 mile?" if he was saying goodbye to her? Is this about a relationship that just wouldn't work but he's still in love with her? I'm confused.
it's really quite a whimsical poem which focuses on the all-consuming power of love. He is saying, in this last stanza, that although he is leaving the distance won't affect his love and 10,000 miles is not enough to keep him away from her.
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it's really quite a whimsical poem which focuses on the all-consuming power of love. He is saying, in this last stanza, that although he is leaving the distance won't affect his love and 10,000 miles is not enough to keep him away from her.
Excellent - thanks for your help . Now I understand the last stanza (seems I was a bit far off from its real meaning..).
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it's really quite a whimsical poem which focuses on the all-consuming power of love. He is saying, in this last stanza, that although he is leaving the distance won't affect his love and 10,000 miles is not enough to keep him away from her.
Very good, I couldn't have said it better.
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my pleasure, lol
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