Prose / Poetry

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TFA Rules for Prose and Poetry:

Prose Interpretation: a selection or selections of prose material of literary merit, which may be drawn from more than one source. Play cuttings and poetry are prohibited. Use of manuscript required. 10 minutes.

Poetry Interpretation: A selection or selections of poetry of literary merit, which may be drawn from more than one source. Play cuttings are prohibited. Use of manuscript required. 10 minutes.  

UIL Rules for Prose and Poetry:

Prose Interpretation (UIL event)
Students perform a reading from a published source of prose (eg. novel, short story, essay, autobiography, etc.).  The performance shall not exceed 7 minutes.  Although students may use a manuscript, they must write and memorize a short original introduction.

Poetry Interpretation
(UIL event)
Students perform a poetry reading from a published source of verse, usually not rhyming.  The performance shall not exceed 7 minutes.  As in prose, students may use a manuscript but must write and memorize a short introduction.

Story Telling: Similar to prose and poetry, this selection must have an introduction and may be a maximum of 7 minutes in length.  However, the selection must be a children’s story, read from a children’s book, not a binder and in a manner that is suitable for children.

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