Why does the poet Roald Dahl use Capital letters in some lines of his poem ‘Television’?
The poet has employed capitalisation in some places in the poem ‘Television’ to mark the most important messages he wants to convey. This is for the purpose of emphasis and drawing our attention. Actually he has used capital letters in two places — first to convey the harmful effects of television addiction on a child’s mind and brain and finally to highlight the words ‘READ’. Dahl wants to warn us against the excessive watching of television and then to suggest the better alternative in the form of reading books through his poem. And the capitalisation helps him express his views more emphatically.