The poets have recited in their own gestures and tones with different types of emotion to deliver the message to their audience. In Neil Hilborn’s “OCD,” Hilborn expresses himself of how it is like to live with having obsessive-compulsive disorder. With the disorder he lives with he shows how much it affected him. First he went from being obsess with objects to falling in-love with a girl. So, the way he shows his emotion to the audience is furious throughout the whole way. Hilborn expresses himself this way to show how his obsessive-compulsive disorder has affected his love for her. For example, when he says "She told me she shouldn't have let me get attached to her, that this whole thing was a mistake, but how can it be a mistake that I don't have to wash my hands after I touch her?" What he says shows how much his obsessive-compulsive disorder has affected that lead him to be furious. He does not understand why she left but it is the OCD that has caused it. We can see Hilborn being furious when he repeats some words, so we the audience understand what emotion he feels. At the end he gives a happy ending saying he leaves the light on and doesn't shut the door. I believe there he has given the audience a happier message to show how much it is a struggle to live with OCD and how his love towards her changed him.
Next, is Katie Makkai "Pretty” Makkai recites to her audience about her definition of “pretty” by emphasizing the word pretty. While she recites she uses the combination of humor, hand gestures, sarcasm and facial expressions. As a young girl Makkai has asked her mom if she will ever be pretty and based on mothers judgment it is what society level of pretty is. So what appealed to being imperfect on her daughter face it could be changed. When she is explain this it sounds as if it were a joke to her. When Makkai says, “Grasping my face twisting this way or that way as though it was a cabbage she might buy,” clearly she’s being