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Eleventh Grade Recites 'The Raven' by Edgar Allan Poe

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

Although you may hear the word "recitation" and think "Grammar School" - that actually isn't the case. Every literature class in the Logic and Rhetoric School does some recitation each year, usually poetry. Recently eleventh grade successfully recited the first six stanzas of The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe – on their way to having all 18 stanzas memorized by the end of the year. "Memorizing is like doing a drill," says 11th grader Halle T. "Memory is a muscle; when I do recitations, I remember other things better." Dr. Scott Richardson, their teacher, chimed in that recitation also enlarges vocabulary and brings it to life. "Reciting poetry makes me appreciate poetry more," says Ainsley S. "If I wasn't memorizing it, I wouldn't really consider poetry the way I do when I memorize it."

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