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Poetic Performance

Jerz, ''Poetry is for the Ear'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)
"If you find yourself automatically pausing at the end of every line, regardless of whether the meaning of the poem calls for a pause at that point; or, if you depend on predictable, overused rhyme pairs, your readers may find little pleasure in your work."

This reminded me of my Advanced Drama class in high school. We always had a Shakespeare and poetry section every year where we would study how to perform poetic works. Our teacher always told us just because we reached the end of the line doesn't mean there is a pause there; we were only supposed to pause at spots designated by the proper punctuation. It definitely made what we were reading more effective and meaningful.

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