Discuss personification in Burns' "To a Mouse"  

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When the narrator, while ploughing a field, destroys a mouse's nest, he speaks to the mouse as if it is a fellow human being. He states that he is the mouse's

 poor, earth-born companion,
          An’ fellow-mortal!
 
Most people don't think of mice as their companions, but the poet doesn't stop there. He continues to personify the mouse by speaking of its nest not as a nest but as a "housie," as if what he has destroyed is a human being's home: "Thy wee...

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