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Reading poetry aloud. ´╗┐With few exceptions, poems are written to be heard. Readers should try to “hear” the sounds even when reading silently. When reading aloud, to oneself or to someone else, a reader should read a poem slowly enough for the meter and sound effects to be absorbed along with the meaning. If there is no punctuation at the end of a line, a reader should not stop, but make an effort to indicate the line end. A line end may be indicated by a slight change in intonation, the pattern of higher and lower pitches in speech, or by a very slight pause.

Read more about types of poetry and the elements of poetry HERE

Source: 
Marshall, Donald G. "Poetry." World Book Student, World Book, 2017, www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar436150. Accessed 5 Mar. 2017.

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