A presentation in this category may be a single poem, a cutting from a single poem, or several related poems or cuttings. The material may be original. It must be read and not memorized.
All the skills of reading aloud, including vocal flexibility, clear articulation, and correct pronunciation, as well as the use of pause and rate variation, can be used to interpret a poem and convey its meaning and emotions to the audience. (Time: 4-8 minutes)