Out Tips for Reading Poems about Love Aloud
It can be really hard to read poetry aloud, but here are some tips to make reading poetry aloud your comfort zone.
Love poetry is like sheet music, the information is right in front of you, you just have to figure out a way that is perfect for you to perform it. The instrument which you use is your voice and determining the best impression is your speech, rhythm, emphasis etc.
Practice makes perfect, so if you have in your mind to read a love poem to your loved one you should definitely practice in advance. You can stand in front of a mirror or record yourself or both, so you can change the things that you might not like. Be sure that you look up the pronunciation of words that you are unfamiliar with and practice them so they wouldn’t throw you off when you read.
When you feel nervous or embarrassed you tend to speak fast without realization, so try to speak slowly. You can adjust your love quotes for her, make arrangements with the flow and rhythm so you can speak slower or faster, but try practicing to speak slowly at first to get comfortable.
A lot of us have been taught and are being taught at school to pause at the end of each line of a poem. But this may not be the best way to read love poems aloud. If there is a comma or a period at the end of the line just pause normally, but if there is nothing, keep reading like there is nothing (called “enjambment” in poetry terms) and you are can flow on to the next line.
This gives the performance of a poem a more natural and dynamic feel, and makes the rendition of a famous poem more interesting and modern. And, of course by all means if you are looking to give a more of a traditional feeling feel free to pause between each line.