A Letter from An English Teacher

Burklund, Carl E.
January 1951
Western Speech;Jan1951, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p5
Academic Journal
Presents an article commenting on what a course in the oral interpretation of poetry can and should be. Advantages offered by the Speech course in comparison with the English Course; Skills developed in oral interpretation; Emphasis of the conventional course in poetry; Curriculum of the course.


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