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Guidelines for writing Poems, Stories and Tales

Category: Poetry

How long is original oratory?

ten-minuteten-minute speech on a topic of their choosing. Competitors craft an argument using evidence, logic, and emotional appeals. Topics range widely, and can be informative or persuasive in nature. What is the time limit for Original Oratory? 10 minutes 3. Length: The time limit in Original Oratory is 10 minutes with a 30 second grace […]

Who is the speaker in those winter Sundays?

Our speaker in “Those Winter Sundays” is an adult who looks back on his childhood relationship with his father. In some ways, it’s almost like our speaker is split in two; he’s both the child who fears his father and the adult who looks back upon his pops with love, respect, and understanding. What is […]

Why is it called a poetry slam?

It is performed at events called poetry slams, or simply slams. The name slam came from how the audience has the power to praise or, sometimes, destroy a poem and from the high-energy performance style of the poets. What’s the difference between slam poetry and poetry? A major difference between Slam Poetry and Spoken Word […]