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1. Is Goblin Market just a simple story, as Christina Rossetti once suggested, or does it have deeper levels of meaning?

Can all the poem's elements be taken as strictly literal? If not, what other ideas could they suggest? Do critics go too far when they see deeper meanings and ideas in the poem?

2. The goblin fruit has unusual effects on Laura and on Jeanie. What are these effects? What symbolic significance might each effect have?

3. Goblin Market has often been seen as a kind of fairy tale. What fairy tale elements do you see in the poem? What do they contribute to the poem's message and effect?

4. Goblin Market has long been popular as a children's poem. To what extent is it appropriate for younger children? Are there aspects of the poem that could only be understood by older, more experienced readers?

5. A number of...

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