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Unformatted text preview: Poem Notes 13:05 To a Mouse pg 642 Speaker: an apologetic farmer Occasion: a farmer accidently turns up a mouses nest when plowing Tone: sorrowful, understanding, apologetic, philosophical Diction: 2 nd stanza Im truly sorry mans dominion , has broken natures social union written in a Scottish Dialect, a farmer can understand it Theme: in To a Mouse by Robert Burns examines a seemingly simple incident in a farmers life as it represents a relationship between man and nature and also their similarities and differences. A Poison Tree pg 654 Speaker: an angry man Occasion: a man is angry with his friends and his foe Tone: Relief, a confession, vengeful, vindictive, proud Dictions: Tree=Tree in the garden of Eden bore an apple beight Watered it in fears Sunned in smiles For beneath tree Theme: In A Poison Tree William Blake examines the mindset of a man who has...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course ENG 221 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at UMass (Amherst).
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