Reading - the first minutes

While reading "The Grammar of Light" (Carol Anne Duffy) recently I tried to introspect. Here's what I think I did. What can one draw from that? Not much, especially if I'm an atypical reader, though I think other readers may also well absorb effects in a breadth-first (rather than depth-first way), latching onto an organising principle (usually a voice or narrative) before delving deeper. Structure-wise I think I look at visuals, then rhyme/rhythm/word-repetition/alliteration, then syllabics, then more obscure sound textures. I guess editors might read the end before the middle - the final verse/line often has the most effects.
Updated December 2006
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Tim Love