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A Red, Red Rose

A Red, Red Rose

by Robert Burns

Time Quotes

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Quote #4

I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run. (11-12)

While "run" can just mean "pass" or "move," the word makes us imagine time passing by very quickly. This gives the poem a sense of urgency; the speaker acts, almost, as if he doesn't have a whole lot of time and must make haste.

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