1. link to Watt and study of form as representative of social background
2. Idea of Burns as our equal or as our teacher – explore background, idea of non-centralised education and education for all
3. Ease of assimilation for all, even illiterate and ill-educated
4. different interpretations of tone for each repetition
5. emotive language/sense of opposition to ruling bodies
6. focus on the home and the family rather than the state- should a Marxist look inwards in this way or is this signifying an unwillingness to lose touch with the status quo?
7. rebellion implied…links to romanticism becoming evident – which is this?
8. belittling monarch, implies all men equal
9. engages all readers
10. does not advocate direct action – is this Marxist? Acknowledges need to wait…
11. central idea of socialists, but also of Christians… clash?carries latent political message – Beethoven and onward.