My friend Vivian Thomas and I have been known to do impromptu recitations. I understand that students today are not required to "recite".
Last year on April 18, we were at a political meeting. Before the meeting began, I looked at Vivian and asked, "Are you ready?" She gave me a look of disgust, immediately sensing my plan.
At the end of the meeting, the Chairperson asked, "Are there any further remarks?" I stood and said, "Vivian Thomas and I would like to do a recitation."
Vivian is truly amazing; she recalled more verses than I and I think we learned it in the 6th grade.
Please read the words to The Midnight Ride Of Paul Revere and listen to the recitation. I believe the recitation by Vivian and me was more forceful! I wish I had a recording of our performance.