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Master of Arts (M.A.)
The main purpose of this study is to present the origin and the development of the art of oral interpretation of verse in the United States. During the part 150 years there have been changes taking place in the philosophy behind the art of oral interpretation of verse; during that 150 years the type of poetry presented for oral interpretation has changed; the aims of oral interpretation has changed and the rules for oral interpretation have changed and the rules for oral reading of verse have been modified, altered, and changed. This study presents these changes and their development, so as to give a history of the art of oral interpretation of verse in the United States. In presenting such a historical analysis of the development of the art of oral interpretation of verse, three principle factors regarding oral interpretation will be the basic consideration of this study: (1) The subject matter and type of verse presented for oral interpretation.; (2) The rules for the oral interpretation of verse.; (3) The philosophy and aims of the art of oral interpretation of verse.
Bosmajian, Haig Aram Jr.. (1951). The origin and development of the art of oral interpretation of verse in the United States. University of the Pacific, Thesis. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/1148