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From the World Book Online
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
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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