Questions tagged [edwin-muir]

Questions about the works of the Scottish poet, novelist and translator Edwin Muir (1887–1959) or his life as a writer.

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Meaning of "only a bird could have got in" in "The Castle"

From "The Castle" by Edwin Muir: Our gates were strong, our walls were thick, So smooth and high, no man could win A foothold there, no clever trick Could take us, have us dead or quick. ...
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