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There are some poems that I like just for the rhythm of the words - I can get carried off by them into the beat. As well as being one of those, this poem is about a Scottish burn that runs down into Loch Lomond (I have actually been to the location and seen it) so it makes me all nostalgic.

It is also the poem I analysed for my university-qualifying exams in English at school - we weren't allowed source texts in the exam hall, so we had to memorise every quote that we might want to use (I used to have about 2/3 of Romeo and Juliet off by heart because of this, though in totally random order). Inversnaid is a great poem for memorising because it has a beat to it and it rhymes, not to mention the descriptive language used fills up an essay rather nicely (I got an A, in case you were wondering).

Inversnaid )

In fact, I still have this off by heart - I typed that out without looking at the source and the only things I got wrong were a couple of hyphens where there shouldn't be and a comma instead of a semi-colon!

October 2012

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