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Encyclopedia > Recitation

Recitation means a repetition of what has been said before. It is used in a religious, an oratorical, and an educational sense.

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Religion

Recitation is a form of religious practice in which fixed material (prayers, catechism, etc.) are spoken or performed. For example the salaah in Islam or the doxology in some Christian churches. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A doxology (from the Greek doxa, glory + logos, word or speaking) is a short hymn of praise to God in various Christian worship services, often added to the end of canticles, psalms, and hymns. ...


Rhetoric

Recitation or the spoken presentation (performance) of a written speech or piece of poetry is used in oratory for practice.


Education

A recitation is a discussion carried by a teaching assistant (TA) to supplement a lecture given by a senior faculty at an academic institution. During the recitation, TAs will review the lecture, expand on the concepts, and carry a discussion with the students. In classes with a mathematics aspect, the recitation is often used to perform derivations or solve problems similar to those assigned to the students. Debate is a formalized system of (usually) logical argument. ... A teaching assistant (TA) is a junior scholar employed on a temporary contract by a college or university for the purpose of assisting a professor by teaching students in recitation or discussion sessions, holding office hours, grading homework or exams, supervising labs (in science and engineering courses), and sometimes teaching... A lecture on linear algebra at the Helsinki University of Technology A lecture is an oral presentation intended to teach people about a particular subject, for example by a university or college teacher. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Academic institution is an educational institution dedicated to higher education and research, which grants academic degrees. ... The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, meaning to direct ones zeal at; hence a student is one who directs zeal at a subject. ... Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, as imagined by by Raphael in this detail from The School of Athens. ...


References

  • Jahandaríe, Khosrow (1999) Spoken and Written Discourse: a multi-disciplinary perspective Ablex/Greenwood, Stamford, Connecticut, ISBN 1567504264
  • Warner, Charles Dudley (1899) "School or Entertainment Recitations" Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern J.A. Hill, New York, p. cdlxxx

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Recitative - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (305 words)
Recitative, a form of composition often used in operas, oratorios, cantatas and similar works, is described as a melodic speech set to music, or a descriptive narrative song in which the music follows the words.
Recitative is easily distinguished from more florid and melismatic arias, as the rhythms and melodic contours of recitative often approximate to those of normal speech, often including repeating pitches.
Historically, the recitativo, in the religious composition tradition, specifically the passions, derived from gregorian chant (hence their monotonous reciting manner): for special occasions like Easter, the gospel text would be sung in a reciting (gregorian) style, alternating with hymns or other song-like texts not quoted literally from the gospel story.
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