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Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
- Does the poem actually end? If so, where?
- Why are almost all the words in this poem in lower-case? What effect does this have when you look at the poem? Why does it matter to the content of the poem?
- Is the balloonman a good guy or a sinister piece of work? How can you tell?
- Does this draw you back into your childhood? Is it spoken as the voice of a child, or does it seem more like the voice of a person remembering childhood?
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