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Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
What kinds of thoughts do you usually have before falling asleep? Are you able to predict what you will dream about? Are you able to control your dreams?
Why does the speaker think that his dreams will be "troubled"?
Where is the narrator of this poem? Is he still in the orchard, lying in bed, or somewhere else?
Does this poem have a "symbolic" meaning, or is it just a straightforward poem about apple-picking? Is it possible to read too much into the mysterious images in the poem, or do these images cry out for an interesting and creative interpretation?
What daytime activities give you the best sleep at night?