A northern monologue
What about your cat? Does the cat have poetry in its voice? How about a duet? :-)
Hmm. Apparently what I call the Great Canadian Reading Voice stretches far beyond our borders: It is noticeable that when you hear a poet reading their own work they often weight their words almost evenly; each one has been carefully chosen and has value.The above approach results in a monotone, and puts me right off poetry. Like the eye, the ear needs contrasts to remain interested. Of course, each word has been carefully chosen. But there is no better way to devalue the meaning, sound and effect of each word in a poem than to give it the same emphasis as every other word.
I wonder where this reading voice came from? It must have had a beginning. I don't know the story behind it at all.
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