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To a Mouse
To a Mouse
by Robert Burns


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(3) Base Camp

We're not going to lie to you: unless you were born in Ayrshire, Scotland, there are going to be some odd words in the Scottish dialect that will trip you up in this poem unless you read with your handy Shmoop guide. But the content and themes of this poem are relatively easy to get your head around—it's about a farmer, a mouse, and plans that get screwed up. And that, Shmoopers, is something that we can almost all relate to.

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