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Quotes of recitation

  1. But the gravest difficulty, and perhaps the most important, in poetry meant solely for recitation is the difficulty of achieving verbal beauty, or rather of making verbal beauty tell. – Lascelles Abercrombie
  2. The first epics were intended for recitation the literary epic is meant to be read. – Lascelles Abercrombie
  3. A compelling story, even if factually inaccurate, can be more emotionally compelling than a dry recitation of the truth. – Frank Luntz
  4. The function of Theology? The recitation of the incomprehensible by the unspeakable to pick the pockets of the unthinking. – Robert Anton Wilson

Usage examples for recitation

  1. The first to part company from the rest to begin an independent existence is always the text, which becomes literary poetry for silent perusal or recitation – Wagner's Tristan und Isolde by George Ainslie Hight
  2. Either before or after the fire the old gypsy woman, who had unexpectedly appeared to take the character part of old Nokomis in the Hiawatha recitation had completely vanished; also, the two men disguised as Indian braves had gone. – Madge Morton's Trust by Amy D. V. Chalmers
  3. A committee of good steady fellows were selected, who forthwith waited upon the Professor, and, after urging the matter, commonly returned with the welcome assurance that we could have a bolt from the next recitation – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  4. About this time, the bishop, coming from Dr. Renshaw's office, met Leigh face to face on the walk as he was returning to his room from a recitation and stopped to speak to him. – The Mayor of Warwick by Herbert M. Hopkins
  5. The recitation seemed endless; Malcourt's voice grew hoarse with the repetition; letter after letter was added to the apparently meaningless sequence on Shiela's pad. – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  6. If you go out on night operations don't advertise your position by stopping to give your men a recitation – The First Hundred Thousand by Ian Hay
  7. If you want to be cheerful to that extent, give us a recitation in pure Malay. – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  8. To Teddy, this uncanny recitation was no more than the other sounds which smote the auditory nerve but hardly penetrated to the brain. –  by
  9. But I am seeking a wealth of material that I may make my recitation as rich as possible. – Principles of Teaching by Adam S. Bennion
  10. He shook his head several times during the recitation and, when it was finished, he said:- " That will not be for me." – Gritli's Children by Johanna Spyri
  11. That wasn't much to make, and they made it themselves with the loose pieces of brick they picked out of the old hearth in the recitation room. – The Twin Cousins by Sophie May
  12. He rushed through the speech he had prepared like a frightened child at recitation and waited for the outburst of her anger. – The Lighted Match by Charles Neville Buck
  13. The latter, undisturbed by John's feelings, did not give a thought to him, but reflected with a touch of pain that this must be his last Latin recitation in school for a long time to come. – Frank's Campaign or the Farm and the Camp by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  14. " She looks like she thought I didn't know nothin' and never would," he said to himself that morning when he had taken his seat after a decided failure of a recitation – The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys by Gulielma Zollinger
  15. Therefore she repeated only her former accusation that Trix's whispering had confused her in her recitation – The Corner House Girls at School by Grace Brooks Hill
  16. I used no special text- book while at Smith College, and requested my class to question me ten minutes at the close of every recitation – Memories and Anecdotes by Kate Sanborn
  17. This recitation of his probable immunity from conviction on every count, far from reassuring him, served to confirm his original suspicion as to the reason for this arrest without witnesses. – The Settling of the Sage by Hal G. Evarts
  18. I hated all that with the hatred of a passionate heart, and I longed for a simple stage, a few simple indications, and the simple recitation of that story of the sacrifice of the two white souls for the reconciliation of two great families. – Confessions of a Young Man by George Moore
  19. In the morning he reported to Mr. Foote, who compressed his lips at the recitation of his son's words. – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  20. Leslie accordingly cut her last afternoon recitation in order to call on Katherine before any of her friends should arrive on the scene. – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester

Rhymes for recitation