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I Dare You to Read a Poem to a Girl

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A Poem for a Girl

So, you found a girl?

So, you found a girl?

Reading a Poem to a Girl

Congratulations, you finally found a girl that you think would listen to you read a poem to her. Deciding to read poetry to a girl shows that you understand something about romance. Now you have begun to take the first step in this life of romance!

Poetry is a great way to communicate your feelings to someone, especially to a girl. Learning how to read a poem out loud to a girl can be somewhat intimidating.

My friend, you have found the right place to find out how to succeed in your endeavor. I will give you sixteen tips on how to successfully read a poem to a girl.

Pick a Poem From a Book

Pickl A Poem

Pickl A Poem

Tip # 1: Pick a poem.

The first step is picking a poem. Find simple love poetry. You don't want to pick something too complicated. You might choose from a collection of poets that you are familiar with.

Maybe you have decided to write one yourself. Very nice! For some, writing a poem can come easily. Whichever you decide to use, one you've written or a selected poem, you have made the first step.

Practice Reading

Practice

Practice

Tip # 2: Practice reading the poem to yourself.

It is important to get the flow of the words Make sure you know how to pronounce the words. You want to the reading to go as smoothly as possible. Remember to pause at the right places, such as commas, semi-colons, and periods.

Tip # 3: Picture the meaning of the poem.

Picture the meaning of the poem. Think about the meaning. Imagine the scene of the poem. Think about how the poem fits together. Feel the rhythm, the flow of the poem. Imagine what the images the poem might mean.

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Picture the Effect You Want To Have

Picture the Effect!

Picture the Effect!

Tip # 4: Picture the effect of the poem.

Picture the effect of the poem. Imagine the impression you would like to have on the girl. You want her to understand that you may have romantic feelings toward her.

Tip # 5: Practice reading the poem out loud.

Practice reading the poem out loud. Listen to how your voice sounds. Some people have a hard time listening to their own voice.

Get comfortable with hearing your voice. Get used to it.

Read the Poem in Front of a Mirror

Practice in front of a mirror.

Practice in front of a mirror.

Tip # 6: Practice reading the poem in front of mirror.

Practice reading the poem in front of mirror. You need to show confidence in your reading. Sit on a chair or on the edge of your bed. Remember to look up from time to time.

Example Poem: My Love is in a Light Attire

Tip # 7: Practice reading the poem by recording it.

Practice reading the poem by recording it. Listen to your voice. It takes a while to get used to listening to a recording of your voice. Get comfortable hearing your voice on tape. It will improve your chances of success.

Tip # 8: Practice reading the poem to another female that you trust.

Practice reading the poem to another female that you trust. Get a girl's feedback. Maybe choose your sister, aunt, cousin or even you mother. You can try a girl that's a friend, but it might get rough here. If it's a girl that likes you, she might be hurt or get jealous. Maybe jealous enough to sabotage the reading (remember: "All's fair in love and war!"). Choose the right female!

Tip # 9: Pick a place to read the poem.

Pick a place to read the poem. Find the right place. Will it be her place or your place? Where will you read to her? Will it be inside or outside? It should be away from others, like a park or backyard. It should be a place you both will be comfortable. (Her bedroom might not be the best place!)

Choose a place wisely for the best chance to succeed at reading your poem

Pick a Place

Your Romantic Spot.

Your Romantic Spot.

Tip # 10: Prepare yourself to read the poem.

Prepare yourself to read a poem. Wear clothes appropriate for the situation. Groom yourself nicely. Get a haircut if you have time. Try some deodorant after the shower! Remember the teeth.

Tip # 11: Place yourself to read the poem.

Place yourself to read a poem. Sit close but not too close. For effect, try to keep eye contact by looking up at her during the some of the pauses. But not too long; you don't want to lose the flow or you place in the poem. Make sure you are both comfortable to improve your chances of success.

Tip # 12: Please her as you read the poem.

Please her as you read the poem. Make sure you are thinking of her, not yourself. Isn't she the one that you are reading the poem to and for? It's about her, not how well you can read a poem now.

You don't want to overdo it, but you might want to take flowers or candy. If it hasn't gotten to that stage in the relationship you might want to wait. All girls enjoy gifts, however, the purpose of this exercise to read her the poem.

Please Her With Your Reading

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Tip # 13: Prepare for rejection as you read the poem.

Prepare for rejection as you read the poem. Look guys, no matter how you prepare and practice, she still may not like. She won't be the first girl that's rejected you in your life of romance. She won't be the last, either.

Tip # 14: Prepare for acceptance as you read the poem.

Prepare for acceptance as you read the poem. If for some reason she likes the poem, likes the way you've read it, likes you, she might accept the reading. Then you have to prepare for what might come next.

Read a Poem to a Girl

Tip # 15: Pace yourself as you read the poem.

Now that you have prepared yourself, make sure you don't get overconfident.

Pace yourself as you read the poem.

  • Go slow.
  • Read slowly.
  • Pronounce the words clearly.
  • Read confidently.

Tip # 16: Privately read to the poem to her.

Privately read to the poem to her. Hopefully, you've picked a private spot. Begin the poetry reading. Hopefully, your audience of one will appreciate your efforts. Hopefully all of your preparations will have paid off.

May you recieve rave reviews for your poetry reading!

A Private Place

Just  You and Her

Just You and Her

Summary

Congratulations!

You have followed steps one through sixteen and you have prepared to successfully read a poem to a girl and have successfully achieved your goal. Now you are on a roll! I've listed out the steps below for you to follow for your next poetry reading. Hopefully, you will have many successful sessions to follow!

Please let me know how your new found hobby turns out!

© 2013 ajwrites57

A Long

Tips For Reading A Poem To A Girl

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Comments

Laurinzoscott from Kanab, Utah on March 23, 2020:

Lol ...indeed...!!! First really good laugh of the day...Id forgotten about those well meaning good deeds..ha ha

AJ Long (author) from Pennsylvania on March 23, 2020:

lol you crack me up Laurinzoscott,

Some good deeds don't go unpunished!

Laurinzoscott from Kanab, Utah on March 23, 2020:

Yes I agree brother...I learned the hard way, romance to sone is like garlic to vamps, or mirrors.. Anyways thanjs for a great article

AJ Long (author) from Pennsylvania on March 23, 2020:

Laurinzoscott thanks for reading. Appreciate the comments. I did take some thought and time to write this article. I think romance is an art not a science and should be practiced regularly to perfect the results.

Thanks for sharing your experiences. Yes, I agree there will be varying results. Not all, male or female are romantic or respond to romance. Romantic love is for lovers! Thanks again! :)

Laurinzoscott from Kanab, Utah on March 21, 2020:

Ive actually done this before , and women either Love it or are indiffetent...but it is a list art..romance I mean, and articles like this bring it back...or at least give us all pause ...well thought out and well written

AJ Long (author) from Pennsylvania on January 22, 2017:

Jennifer, most men could care less about love poetry. Their loss...

Thanks for sharing your story. Hope he still quotes poetry to you!

I started this one tongue-in-cheek but it grew into a real thing. Hope someone does use these steps (at least a variation of them) and wish they'd report back! Thanks again for reading and commenting.

Jennifer Mugrage from Columbus, Ohio on January 22, 2017:

Aw, this is a sweet Hub. Kudos to any man who goes to all the trouble, and displays the courage, described in this Hub.

My now-husband, then-boyfriend read a poem to me on the morning he picked me up at my house to go propose to me. Place: front steps of my house. Poem: "Come, Corinna, Come, Let's Go A-Maying." And yes, he was dressed up. After an experience like that, how could I not read this Hub?

Trust me, guys, it works. The main thing is that, if you follow all the steps above, you will be putting yourself on the line, not ashamed to show the gal that you are interested in her. Also, you are showing by your careful preparation and thoughts for her that you are not arrogant either. If she's even a little bit interested in you, this should set you way ahead.

John Paolo B.Magdaluyo from Philippine on April 19, 2013:

Really? That is soo cool, how I wish we also have, it should had been a great help.

AJ Long (author) from Pennsylvania on April 19, 2013:

It sounds interesting. We have reality TV shows about pawnshops in the USA!

John Paolo B.Magdaluyo from Philippine on April 19, 2013:

It's about Income recognition as well as its accounting system in pawnshop, I really enjoying it. Though, some really don't entertain us.

AJ Long (author) from Pennsylvania on April 19, 2013:

PaoloJpm Good luck with your thesis.! What is it about?

John Paolo B.Magdaluyo from Philippine on April 19, 2013:

I already thought of those staff after doing my thesis study, I am little bit busy at the moment. Anyway, I will surely going to do those thanks. Plus, about poems, I rather write things which are black side of my smiles sort of things like that.

AJ Long (author) from Pennsylvania on April 18, 2013:

PaoloJpm -- Write about what you! What is it like to go to school in the Philippines? What are the favorite foods of your country or city? What are some unique things about the town, city, island you live on? How many islands are there in the Philippines? How many large islands? Just some ideas! :o)

John Paolo B.Magdaluyo from Philippine on April 18, 2013:

Of course I will, just little struggling on what to write specifically at the moment.

AJ Long (author) from Pennsylvania on April 18, 2013:

PaoloJpm we can all use tips when it comes to romance. If you try these steps, I wish you great success. Share your next poem on Hubpages!

John Paolo B.Magdaluyo from Philippine on April 17, 2013:

Cool! I did not know there are ways on how to read them the way I do. hahaha anyway, great tips thanks for sharing. I should try those when I write another poem for my girl.

AJ Long (author) from Pennsylvania on March 18, 2013:

ChitrangadaSharan Thanks for your kind words! I hope it is useful to a young man who would like to read poetry to his girl! Maybe someone you know and might like will read these tips. Maybe show him the tips, he'll get the message. Never know until you try! Good luck! :o)

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 18, 2013:

This is so interesting and beautiful hub! Very useful for those who are going to recite a poem to a girl. I wish, someone did it for me, following your tips, LOL!

Thanks for sharing this entertaining hub!