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If you're going to recite a poem (your own or otherwise) you should have a working knowledge of what it means. In the case of your own work, you should have an idea of what it means to you. The words should take precedence in your performance, and you should be able to voice them in a way that helps the audience to understand the poem better. To do this, you must effectively use intonation, emphasis, tone, and style of delivery. Tips: - Understand the poem fully. - Pay attention to all messages, meanings, allusions, irony, tones of voice, and other nuances in your poem, which the audience should be able to feel and experience. - Be sure you know the meaning of every word and line in your poem. - Is it a quiet poem? Is it a boisterous poem? Should it be read more quickly or slowly, with a happy or mournful tone? Your interpretation will be different for each poem, and it is a crucial element of your performance. Video Examples: - Jackson Hille “Forgetfulness” by Billy Collins - William Farley “Danse Russe” by William Carlos Williams
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@timeturnerjones I'm not sure of the statistics (I'll look them up a bit later) but I'm pretty certain that it does: understanding poetry helps you with understanding symbolism and word usage in other types of literature, and those skills can be brought into improving your comprehension of many subjects.
@greggr It must be true! let me know if you find any stats
Again, more tips that I think would help in a lot of areas! Has studying poetry been proven to help other areas? Because I think it musr!