for the reader to look at and think carefully about the word choice. APEX
A. For the reader to look at and think carefully about the word choice.
This is more likely the reason why the author employs slant rhyme in this poem. The fact that this poem uses slant rhyme, as well as the fact that the words are very few, forces the reader to really focus on the words that are being used in the poem. Therefore, the author is able to bring attention to the word choice.
D. For the reader to feel the rhythm of the marching echoed in the silently reading poem
The meter of the poem mimics the rhythm of the marching of the soldiers. It alternates between stressed and unstressed syllables almost as though it's beating a drum to keep time with the soldiers' steps.
it is definitely C.
to appreciate the nuances of letter-sound relationships.
The author is using the meter to make the poem sound like a military soldier chant.