Tips For Poetry Interpretation

Without understanding nothing is possible. Not comprehending what a poem means eventually begets a false, hollow performance. A reader must be invested to the piece in order for the audience to believe the words. Without grasping the theme or the significance of composition of the work a competitor will flounder.

Techniques For Reading Poetry Aloud

Poetry is one of the hardest forms of literature to read aloud. Every poem has its own rhythm, can contain rhyme, and often uses fragments or phrases to form lines (which is drastically different from the complete sentences which people have a familiarity). Therefore, interpreting how to read a line of poetry is unique from interpreting how to read a line of prose.

Putting Together a Selection

Compiling a Poetry selection for competition can be one of the more challenging aspects to the event. Given that there is little to restrain competitors, the possibilities are nearly without end. In essence, the event of Poetry is almost as free-form as some of the verse used for a piece.

How to Prevent Monotony

Reading poetry aloud can either result in musical language or a monotonous bore. Riddled with tight rhythms and precise meter, poetry is a form of literature that can quickly become a predictable tune. Unfortunately, the performance of poetry requires better. Readers must do all in their ability to prevail against monotony and remain fresh, stimulating.

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