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1 To A Louse Robert Burns Chanel Mickens Uneque Belle

2 Ha! Whare ye gaun, ye crowlin ferlie? Your impudence protects you sairly, I canna say but ye strut rarely Owre gauze and lace, Tho' faith! I fear ye dine but sparely On sic a place. Ye ugly, creepin, blastit wonner, Detested, shunn'd by saunt an' sinner, How daur ye set your fit upon her -- Sae fine a lady! Gae somewhere else and seek your dinner On some poor body. Swith! in some beggar's hauffet squattle: There you may creep, and sprawl, and spr Wi' ither kindred, jumping cattle, In shoals and nations; Whare horn nor bane ne'er daur unsettle Your thick plantations. Now haud you there! ye're out o' sight, Below the fatt'rils, snug an' tight; Na, faith ye yet! ye'll no be right, Till ye've got on it --- The vera tapmost, tow'ring height O' miss's bonnet. My sooth! right bauld ye set your nose ou As plump an' grey as onie grozet: O for some rank, mercurial rozet, Or fell, red smeddum, I'd gie ye sic a hearty dose o't, Wad dress your droddum! I wad na been surpris'd to spy You on an auld wife's flainen toy: Or aiblins some bit duddie boy, On's wyliecoat; But Miss's fine Lunardi! fye! How daur ye do't.

3 O Jenny, dinna toss your head, An' set your beauties a' abread! You little ken what cursed speed The blastie's makin! Thae winks an' finger-ends, I dread, Are notice takin'! O wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us! It wad frae monie a blunder free us, An' foolish notion: What airs in dress an' gait wad lea'e us, An' ev'n devotion!

4 Summary This poem is about the class division of the time but burns says that everyone is the same as the louse also goes and sits on the rich woman, everyone is equal and she should get off her high horse.

5 Language The poem is written in a colloquial past language, it is concrete, vague, and in slang.

6 Tone The tone is very stern and straight forward It is humorous in some stanzas yet serious. It is ironic that in the poem Burns is slandering the louse, but he is comparing that louse to poor people.

7 Mood The mood of the stanza is melancholy and angry. The emotions in the poem make the reader feel low The intended purpose for the poem was to make the readers feel useless and incompetent

8 Imagery The imagery is a dirty and grimy feel because of the fact the author is talking to a louse. In the poem I hear anger the voice, I see crawling bugs and blood. To a Louse is a symbolic poem of class division. He is saying how everyone is the same as the louse that goes and sits on the rich woman.

9 Rhetorical Situation The author is speaking to a louse, and stressing that the louse is useless and is nothing but a free loader.

10 Rhyme The rhyme in To a Louse is exact. The ending word in each sentence rhymes with the previous. The poem uses a repetition of sounds. i.e. sight, tight; right, height.

11 Sound It repeats the sounds in each sentence. The last letters in each ended word have he same sound.

12 Poem Structure The poem has a structured stanza. Robert Louse was very organized with this poem. The rhyme pattern is a repetitive order of rhyming words at the end of each sentence.

13 Thanks For Paying Attention! Uneque Belle & Ma’Kenzie Mickens <3

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