Listen to We Real Cool and My Papa’s Waltz. These clips
demonstrate the importance of performance, rhythm, and musicality in the poetic
Describe your listening experience of one or more of the poems.
(If you prefer, you may find a recording of another poem from the course
readings and describe your listening experience of it instead. If you choose
this option, be sure to provide a link to the audio of the chosen poem.) How did
hearing the text(s) recited aloud compare to a silent reading of it/them? Did
the performance in any ways add to or detract from your experience of the text?
Did the performance change your perception of the poem or its content in any
ways? Explain how (or how not).