This lesson teaches students the importance of varying the tone, pitch, rate and volume of their voices when performing a poem. Emphasizing different words and varying the delivery will alter the meaning of the poem that the students are reading. This is in preparation for the Poet Laureate presentations, when they will read aloud their poet’s poem, reflecting their group’s interpretation of the poem.
Micklo, Erin, "Performing Poetry: Managing Tone, Pitch, Volume and Rate" (2012). Understanding Poetry. 3.