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Nervous about reciting? Unsure of where to start? Don’t be—everything you need to help you perform a successful recitation is right here.

2013 Pennsylvania State Champion David Gress

     

    Keep in Mind

    For the State and National Finals students are required to recite at least one poem that was written before the 20th century and one that is 25 lines or fewer. However, one poem (for example, Christina Rossetti’s “A Birthday”) can fulfill both criteria at once.