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  • She recited a poem.
  • The children recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • The doctor recited the list of possible side effects of the drug.
  • What are you going to recite, Anne?
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables

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  • Someone began to recite the Kaddish, the prayer for the dead.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • [The recitation continues.]
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • Some guys in school hardly ever get up to recite or go to the blackboard.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • It was hard to relax with Hermione next to you reciting the twelve uses of dragon’s blood or practicing wand movements.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Sometimes he recited one of his favorite poems as she lay beside him, and she would listen with her eyes closed and almost feel the words.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • So I would sit with her in the kitchen while she cooked or ironed and she would ask me to recite such and such a prayer and I would.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima

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  • CYRANO (reciting, as if repeating a lesson):
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Every Easter we had to perform at the New Brown Church, playing our instruments or reciting a story from the Bible for the entire church congregation.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • Elouise, the daughter of the Baptist minister, recited "Invictus,"
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • I recited "The Chambered Nautilus," which was then my favorite poem.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • I watched two girls in Mr. Porter’s class recite a version before the bell rang.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • It was obvious she had recited these same words to each group of newcomers, yet her voice held a sweetness and a patience quite out of keeping with the information she delivered.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • When they came to recite their lessons, not one of them knew his verses perfectly, but had to be prompted all along.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • I was surprised when the prayer we said after dinner each night ... started up of its own accord and recited itself in the back reaches of my head.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • We are to get this poem by heart, twenty lines a night to be recited every morning.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Percy remembered that line she’d recited, A half-blood of the eldest gods.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Odessa Freeman’s Twas the Night before Christmas followed, and it was more than a simple recitation; it was a dramatic performance.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • Often I would have to walk several miles at night in order to recite my night-school lessons.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • Sometimes Bagheera the Black Panther would come lounging through the jungle to see how his pet was getting on, and would purr with his head against a tree while Mowgli recited the day’s lesson to Baloo.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • I searched my mind for a stanza to recite.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • He recited the alphabet for Zero, then Zero repeated it without a single mistake.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • When we found out he count to a hundred by ones, twos, fives, tens, and we found out he knowed all his ABCs, we used to make him recite for us any time we went down there.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • Four score and once upon a time ago," she began reciting.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • She can recite whole pages by memory.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • Even now, Dede hears her sister, reciting that poem she wrote in jail,
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Shall we have him dance, or sing, or recite, or think, or—
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • "’It is better,’" I recited piously, "’to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house with a contentious woman."
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • Her voice had got mechanical, like she was reciting a story she’d read in the newspaper -one that didn’t have anything to do with her.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • The STATION-MASTER stands in the middle of the drawing-room and recites "The Magdalen" by Tolstoy.
    Anton Chekhov  --  The Cherry Orchard
  • They could recite the whole thing any time of the year because it was the poem of Christmas.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • She wanted to recite the poem to her class when school reopened.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Abuela knows each poem by heart, and recites them quite dramatically.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • I did not mean to offend, Oscar; I was reciting facts.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • As she continued to recite his rights, a flash from her eyes had the federal deputies and onlookers backing off.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • My father, thinking that it might be good for business, urged me to show them how well I spoke English, to make a display of it, to casually recite "some Shakespeare words."
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • You mean we might draw a circle on the ground... and stand inside it... and recite charms and spells?
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Silver Chair
  • Stared at the zombies on the sidewalk dramatically reciting their lines, stalking to the edges of their stages, playing at life.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Do people write their own or do they recite it from other authors?
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • But a few months later I was sleeping over, and she confessed that sometimes when she’s upset about something she recites this Catholic bedtime prayer she memorized when she was little, even though she’s half Jewish and doesn’t even believe in God anyway.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Lev recites prayers, trying to let them transform him and lift him up like they used to, but his heart has been hardened.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Yetta broke off her recitation, her mouth shaping into a round 0 of surprise.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • In a far corner, two kids not long out of their teens were manically reciting the Gettysburg Address.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • The crier’s voice was full of an inappropriate amount of self-importance, as if he was reciting the cure for some deadly disease.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • I have read this letter often in the years since I first found it, so many times that I can recite it from memory.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • In the grand foyer, the other girls were staring into the distance, quietly moving their lips as they recited their lines.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • Three months, I recited.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
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