Thomas Lux's Poem 'The Voice You Hear When You Read Silently'

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In Thomas Lux's poem, “The Voice You Hear When You Read Silently,” the idea of a mental voice when reading is the process of creating meaning in a written text. Lux uses symbolism and imagery to make his message both powerful and beautiful. The vocabulary and explanations that he uses initiates a sincere and meaningful tone. Lux believes that the reader is the most important part of a written piece’s interpretation. The reader’s mental voice includes that individual's outlook, experience, and feeling. This poem is about how an individual's internal voice is the most meaningful voice. The symbolism that Lux uses is his greatest tool in this poem. The three major symbols that he uses is a cathedral, a constellation, and a barn. The cathedral
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