Reciting Out Loud: Bring Back the Love of Poetry With an Audience

September 2008
Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin;Fall2008, Vol. 75 Issue 1, p36
Academic Journal
The article discusses the author's love affair with poetry which began with learning poems "by heart." She also relates their independent study of poetry which was never completely finished. In the classroom, the long narrative stanza were recited verse by verse each day. According to the author, they tried to exaggerate their sounds aloud in anapestic, galloping rhythm or as lapping iambic waves. The author stresses that lessons of reciting poetry do not "dead end." And these lessons are carried in the mind and hearts of the student for a lifetime.


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