3.1124 noisy reading (27)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Thu, 1 Mar 90 21:34:15 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 1124. Thursday, 1 Mar 1990.

Date: Thu, 01 Mar 90 15:09:29 CST
From: Norman Hinton <SSUBIT12@UIUCVMD>
Subject: reading aloud again

(I suppose I should note that I've read the passage in Augustine also!)

This morning I proved to my own satisfaction one more that students without
a solid background in 18th century English poetry don't like Pope until
they have heard it read aloud....I suspect the same goes for Milton, and I
know it's true for Chaucer.

In fact, whenever we study a poem or passage from a poem short enough to
be read without losing the class, I read it aloud before we discuss it
"as a way of getting it on the table for discussion", as I tell the students.
And I keep telling them to read aloud at home but I suspect they don't do it
most of the time.

The same is probably true for prose, but I don't teach prose very often.