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The Man with the Muck Rake

“The Man with the Muck Rake” is a memorable speech given by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906. In it, he encourages journalists to pursue honest reporting and avoid sensationalism. Subheads have been added for easier scanning, and there is a … Continue reading

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Cultivating a Pleasant Speaking Voice

When teaching the art of recitation or rhetoric, we sometimes forget to teach one element essential for confident presentation: a pleasant, well-modulated speaking voice. A timid, squeaky, mumbling, or breathy voice is not only be tiring to use, but can be a social and business liability. Here are a few ideas for cultivating a pleasant, well-modulated speaking voice. Continue reading

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How to Read Poetry Aloud

Reading poetry aloud is a wonderful way to internalize the rhythm and cadence of beautifully crafted language, as well as poetic imagery. Learning to read poetry aloud can lead to creative recitations, and the skills learned can spill into other … Continue reading

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