2 April 2009

"The Goblin Market" Recommended Poem

Title: "The Goblin Market"
Author: Christina Rosetti
Genre: Fantasy Poem
First published in 1862

"The Goblin Market" tells of two sisters, Laura and Lizzie. When Laura falls under the spell of the goblins and pines away for the sake of the luscious fruit she has bought from them, it is up to Lizzie to find a way to save her.

"The Goblin Market" has some adult undercurrents which you can interpret as you please. One of the main interests of the poem, though, concerns the rules of magic applied in the tale.

See what you think.

Morva Shepley

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