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Definition of Recitation


  1. The act of reciting; rehearsal; repetition of words or sentences.
  2. The delivery before an audience of something committed to memory, especially as an elocutionary exhibition; also, that which is so delivered.
  3. The rehearsal of a lesson by pupils before their instructor.

Recitation Quotations

Poetry comes alive to me through recitation.
Natalie Merchant

There are many reasons our prayers may lack power. Sometimes they become routine. Our prayers become hollow when we say similar words in similar ways over and over so often that the words become more of a recitation than a communication.
Joseph B. Wirthlin

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

The first epics were intended for recitation; the literary epic is meant to be read.
Lascelles Abercrombie

A compelling story, even if factually inaccurate, can be more emotionally compelling than a dry recitation of the truth.
Frank Luntz
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Recitation Translations

recitation in German is Abfrage {f}, Vortrag
recitation in Swedish is deklamation
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