When reciting a popular poem, one must project and catch the presence of the audience. When pronouncing the words, one must say it with tone and rhythm just like singing a love song.
On this video by Bubble Gang, Michael V. acts as a very strict substitute teacher for a Reading Class. He introduced himself as Mr. Reyes in front of a very noisy students.
As part of his lesson for the day, he requires the students to read the famous poem by Joyce Kilmer.
The class reading started with Diana, and then followed by Boy2, and then Maureen, and demanded a faster reading from Dennis. Until all of the students are reading all at once.
But Mr. Reyes suddenly interrupted the class and started point out their mistakes. He said,
What is this, what is this? You don’t know how to read! This is a very simple poem. You don’t know how to read this. You don’t know how to pronounce properly.
To show the students the right way to recite a poem, Mr. Reyes decided to read the whole poem. Watch how he surprise his students with his exceptional reading skills.
“Trees” by Joyce Kilmer
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.