St Genesius Invitational

2023 — Asynchronous, GA/US

Oral Interpretation

Abbreviation OI
Format Speech
Entry Fee $12.00
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:

Description: Oral Interpretation is an event that consists of two programs of manuscript-based literature – one program should be published, the other published poetry. Students must use a manuscript in both programs.

Prose - Using short story, parts of a novel, or other published work of prose, students provide an interpretation of one or more selections with a time limit of 10 minutes, including introduction. Typically a single piece of literature, Prose can be drawn from works of fiction or nonfiction. Prose corresponds to usual (ordinary/common) patterns of speech and may combine elements of narration and dialogue. Students may not use poetry, nor drama (plays), in this category.

Poetry - Poetry is characterized by writing that conveys ideas, experiences, and emotions through language and expression. Students may choose traditional poetry, often characterized by rhyme or rhythm, or nontraditional poetry, which often has a rhythmic flow but is not necessarily structured by formal meter (meter is a beat, pattern, or structure, such as iambic pentameter). Students may not use prose, nor drama (plays), in this program.

Time Limit: 10 minutes, 30 second grace period

Submission Instructions: Students record 2 speeches and upload through the Upload System

Rules: National Catholic Forensic League