15-18 Years

Poetry Recital from memory (15-18 Years)

Perform one of the following:
(a) ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ by Wilfred Owen
(b) ‘An Arundel Tomb’ by Philip Larkin
(c) ‘To Autumn’ by John Keats
(d) ‘Female Fashions for 1799’ by Mary Robinson
(e) ‘the root word of babble is babel’ by O-Jeremiah Agbaakin

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Shakespeare Sonnet (15-18 Years)

“Thou dost speak masterly!” Shakespeare’s sonnets are revered for a reason: infinities are explored in just fourteen lines …

In this category, you can perform any of Shakespeare’s sonnets (including complete sonnets from his plays) from memory.

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