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To a Mouse

To a Mouse

by Robert Burns

To a Mouse: Poetic Form and All That Jazz True or False

1. What do you call a rhyme of more than one syllable, like "chase thee" and "hasty"? -> feminine rhyme
2. What is "catalexis"? -> A Scottish word for "ploughman"
3. What language or dialect is most of "To a Mouse" written in? -> Scots
4. Which of the following lines from "To a Mouse" is in iambic dimeter (with catalexis)? -> "Still thou art blest, compar'd wi' me"
5. Which of the following is an example of alliteration from "To a Mouse"? -> "I wad be laith to rin an' chase thee,

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