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This really added to my understanding of the poem and what I was reading. Having such a personal connection to the poem really adds to your interpretation.
I don't know if the repeating of this line is different enough, compared to the first one.
@alexmeyer05: Thanks. I was trying to sound almost as if I was near to crying.
I wasn't sure how to say this line.
Trying to convey a lot emotion here. It is such a sad poem full of loss
This is one of the areas where I struggled with the rhyme and not over emphasizing it.
@allyssa.yanniello: Thanks. There were areas where I just felt the emphasis was necessary. The narrator seems sad but I can see him feeling angry at some moments that his love was taking away his love.
Trying to sound reflective in the beginning. Like I'm thinking back to an old story.
Your whisper makes the story of this poem feel more realistic.
You emphasize "and nothing more" which reminds us that it's a repeated part of the poem and a really important line.
This part was very conversational! Nice!
This reading is very rhythmic. I like it. It's almost like a chant which makes it seem eerie...
The end of this poem seemed to flow particularly well. Every pause seemed necessary and every line so smooth!
Good pauses. Sometimes Dickinson uses so many dashes/comma's that it's hard to read it out loud and still have the poem flow
@alexmeyer05: Very effective! The hissing was a good technique. I loved to hear the hissing with the word.
@alexmeyer05: I agree. The emphasis on crumb was very powerful!
One of my favorite Emily Dickinson poems. Excellent reading of it!
"Surf tormented shore" sounded perfect. The speed and emotional power behind it is really good and ties into the personal emotion that comes in later.
I thought your music was a bit loud last time, but it's perfect here.
I agree. I've read many of these Poe poems before, and I knew that I loved them, but now that I know more about critical analysis, they have even more meaning to me.
Good emphasis on the alliteration.
Perfect pause! I love this poem and I love how you emphasize the emotional changes.
@allyssa.yanniello: Thanks! I hate my own voice (I think that's pretty typical though). I'm glad it helped with understanding.There is definitely a different experience between reading a poem in your head to reading it out loud.
@AshleyCarney: Thanks. It was definitely a challenge for me to slow down, I rush naturally when I read out loud, but after a couple of practice tries I got it down. It did take a COUPLE of practice tries though.
Seems a little fast and rushed here but for the most part your timing was spot on.
The slight pause seemed very natural. I'm getting a really good sense of the way the narrator is thinking by this section.
@allyssa.yanniello: Well done! I like it!
You sound really proper (almost british) here which seems really appropriate to me. The narrator is a proper kind of guy so I like that you made him sound that way.
@allyssa.yanniello: Trying to get close to the microphone, especially on a laptop is tricky! There is a definitely learning curve when you try it for the first time.
What happened with the long space of silence? haha. Just wondering.
This pause seemed like it was a little unnatural. When I was reading Emily Dickinson out loud I had trouble not stopping at every line.
One of my favorites too! I like your explanation of why you liked the poem.
Interesting choice of music. It's a little loud.
@cyoder: I agree. It's got sort of a "beat poetry" feel to me but it also takes a way from my ability to focus on the words just a bit.
Your emphasis on death is very powerful, well done.
How did you decide to put in your pauses? Is it the end of lines? I had trouble with that I little when I was reading Dickinson because she has a lot of punctuation at the end of lines.
The alliteration is REALLY clear as I read this.
I'm trying to sound incredulous... haha
There was a lot of punctuation that made me stop at the end of lines but here is one example of a time that I could run the lines together so the poem makes more sense.
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