At its very basis, poetry is meant to be heard as well as read. Listening to the melodic sounds and the rhythm of the words often tells you a great deal about the poem that you might not have learned by simply reading it.
To unlock the special meaning that comes from hearing an exceptionally melodic poem, try this activity.
Select a stanza or section of the poem that you would like to hear by clicking on the box by the number of the stanza. This poem is divided into four stanzas.
Use the Sound Board to select voices, music, and other effects for the stanza. Click the circles below the words to turn options on or off. Then click the play button to hear your selection.
You can adjust the settings of the Sound Board before, during, and after playback to change your experience with the poem.
You can also adjust the speed of the scrolling text by using the buttons to the right of the poem.