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To a Mouse

To a Mouse


by Robert Burns

To a Mouse: Robbie Who? True or False

1. How many children did Robert Burns have, and with how many different mothers? -> 25 children, 15 mothers
2. What was Robert Burns' occupation before he became a poet? -> A literature professor
3. Why was he called "the Heaven-Taught Ploughman"? -> Because his work as a ploughman seemed to be inspired by heaven
4. What year was Robert Burns' first collection of poetry (Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect) published? -> 1918
5. What made Burns' poetry so Romantic, according to later definitions of British Romantic literature? -> It was about common subjects and written in common, everyday language