Discusses rhetorical self-consciousness in letters and poems of the Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796), in contrast to earlier simplified romantic portrayals, and draws a comparison between Burns and Montaigne.
Simpson, Kenneth G.
"Wraiths, Rhetoric, and "The Sin of Rhyme"" The Shaping of the Burns of the Kilmarnock Edition,"
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