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California’s poet-laureate for 2009-20012, Carol Muske-Dukes, was inspired by her mother’s recitation of poetry, which she learned in elocution clases.
Young adult author Maureen Johnson has apparently been studying the suggested facial expressions in Voice, speech and gesture; a practical handbook to the elocutionary art, comprising also selections in prose and verse adapted for recitation, reading, and dramatic recital (1912) edited by Robert D. Blackman. The drawing on the right expresses “Devotion.”
"Nobody’s Child" by Phila Case, in The New Century Perfect Speaker: a Complete Encyclopedia of Elocution, Oratory and Etiquette, Including After Dinner Wisdom and Humor (1901), edited by John Coulter