English

Question

Read the following line from the poem “To a Mouse” by Robert Burns.
Its silly wa’s the win’s are strewin’!

What does the word “win’s” mean?

wins
whines
winds

2 Answer

  • The word "win's" means winds. 
  • Answer:

    winds

    Explanation:

    The odd contractions like "wa' s" and "win' s" are used by Robert Burns in his poem “To a Mouse” to mimic the sound of the spoken Scots dialect. If you se the poem in this part the author is talking about the house of the mouse, the contraction "win' s" refers to "winds", the wind s that ruined the walls of the mouse’s house.

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