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    A teacher taught a child to read the following poem.

    There are big waves and little waves,
    Green waves and blue,

    The teacher marked a note of "big eyes" over "big" and "squint" over "little".

    Does "big eyes" mean open your eyes bigger? Does "squint" mean "to have each eye looking in a slightly different direction"?

    Thanks for your help!
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    Default Re: big eyes and squint

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    A teacher taught a child to read the following poem.

    There are big waves and little waves,
    Green waves and blue,

    The teacher marked a note of "big eyes" over "big" and "squint" over "little".

    Does "big eyes" mean open your eyes bigger? Does "squint" mean "to have each eye looking in a slightly different direction"?

    Thanks for your help!
    Am I to understand that the teacher is changing "waves" to "eyes"?

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    Default Re: big eyes and squint

    I imagine that the teacher was giving instructions on what the child was to do while reading the poem aloud - open his/her eyes wide (big eyes) when saying 'big', and close his/her eyes slightly (squint) when saying 'little'.

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