Teaching Your Child to Read
Moore's wide-ranging diction is one way in which she expresses her non-hierarchical approach to poetic language in many of her poems, she moves freely from an erudite and precise vocabulary to a style that is either journalistic or conversational. Similarly, her syntax ranges from the very simple to the highly complex, making it difficult for the reader to find any sense of a traditional lyric elegance in her poetry. Moore also uses sound (alliteration, assonance, and rhyme) as well as the rhythms created by lines and line-breaks to disrupt normal reading strategies. Here the breaking ofthe line between unconscious and fastidiousness emphasizes the syntactic relationship between the two words (one is the modifier ofthe other) as well as their sonic resemblance. The line break also introduces a level of humor or irony into the poem just as the image of making a pup eat its meat from a plate undermines the aesthetic dignity of Certain Ming products later in the stanza, the splitting of...
Before Eliot's reading of Jessie Weston suggested the title of The Waste Land, the poem was called 'He Do the Police in Different Voices', a quotation from Our Mutual Friend (1864-1865) by Charles Dickens (1812-1870) that praises a character's newspaper-reading skills. The original title is an apt summary of the poem's dramatic qualities, and indeed drama and dramatic poetry were important models for The Waste Land and The Cantos. During the period in which he was conceiving and writing The Waste Land, Eliot wrote a series of journal articles on drama, most of which were collected in The Sacred Wood (1920).
Helping Your Child Learn To Read
When parents help their children learn to read, they help open the door to a new world. As a parent, you can begin an endless learning chain: You read to your children, they develop a love of stories and poems, they want to read on their own, they practice reading, and finally they read for their own information or pleasure. They become readers, and their world is forever expanded and enriched.