Essay Topic 1
How is fairyland represented in the stories and poems in this collection? What does the author have to say about magic?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the author's use of metaphor and symbolism in two stories or poems of your choice from the collection.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the theme of identity in 'October in the Chair,' 'The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch,' 'Strange Little Girls,' and 'Harlequin Valentine.'
Essay Topic 4
What is the purpose and worth of fiction? Why are stories important? Discuss how the author deals with these questions in his stories and poems.
Essay Topic 5
Discuss the theme of childhood innocence and growing up in two stories or poems of your choice from the collection. Compare the messages given by the author in each one.
Essay Topic 6
Discuss the theme of reality and fiction in these stories...
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