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Reciting poetry: a black girl with a microphone

Reciting poetry

There’s nothing better for your memory than learning to recite poetry. And in addition then you have a piece of poetry always with you. You can take it out of your memory and enjoy the poem whenever you want to!

If you’ve never learned a piece of poetry before, start small, with one of these short poems:

When you’ve had a little practice, try to memorize some of these longer American poems:

American Literature
Tom Sawyer Project
Prince and the Pauper Project

Bibliography and further reading about American literature:


Native American Literature
American History home