Audio Activities

For these activities, I was looking for resources to support my students as they explore iambic pentameter in Romeo and Juliet.
As they are already preparing their dramatic readings of “the balcony scene.” I thought I would give them a couple of samples to see how the “stressed text” can be spoken.
I recorded my own voice for one example, and edited a small piece of a professional piece for comparison.

I’m just getting over a cold, so having to listen to my voice my be more trying than usual.


Ex. 1

Ex. 2

category: EDDL 5131    

2 Comments so far

  1.    pfelts on February 21st, 2019

    Hi Chris,

    I really love this idea. Poetry needs to be read allowed and by investigating the word sounds and metrical feet can one really get to understand the poets intention. It is a great idea to compare the differences in spoken tone and rhythm.

    Thanks for the share.



  2.    ahadley on March 17th, 2019

    Great idea, Chris! It’s so hard to convey the concept of stressed and unstressed syllables, but students sometimes tune out if listening for it in a longer piece.


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