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subvocalize

(sŭb-vō′kə-līz′)
tr. & intr.v. subvocal·ized, subvocal·izing, subvocal·izes
To articulate or engage in articulation by moving the lips or other speech organs without making audible sounds, as in reading to oneself.

sub·vo′cal·i·za′tion (-kə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
sub·vo′cal·iz′er n.
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Almost one-half of the struggling readers consistently subvocalized, that is, they either consistently read silently or consistently moved their lips as they read to themselves while the other subjects exhibited whisper reading, mumble reading, oral reading and other combinations of behaviors.
In "dead as she is" you can hear a kind of redneck affirmation, but "sheer gangrenous weight" is not intended as precise verbal stream-of-consciousness; rather, it is Updike's own rendering of the image in Harry's mind, just as the parenthetical phrase splitting "the impression giddily" and "grows upon him" is not meant to echo Rabbit's own rhythms of speech but to imitate the giddiness it describes, and to set up the final marvelous affirmation, which can be understood as direct quotation of Rabbit's subvocalized thoughts.