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To a Mouse

To a Mouse

by Robert Burns

To a Mouse: Why Are We Talking to a Mouse, Again? True or False

1. What's the opening situation?The speaker ran over a mouse's nest with his plough
2. Where does the poem take place?In London, England
3. What time of year is it?the beginning of winter
4. Why does the speaker pity the mouse?Because the mouse can't read poetry
5. Why does the speaker envy the mouse in the final stanza?Because the mouse doesn't have to worry about ploughing fields or supporting illegitimate children

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