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HOW TO PENETRATE AND AMPLIFY TEXT 27
refrain in different style, you can amplify the text of the author.
In the first verse you give the refrain:
Et lonlon laire
Et lonlon la
with a tender, but sad intonation, indicating the love of the boy and his sadness to see his love unanswered. Perhaps the boy is also sad, feeling that his love is misplaced.
In the second verse you sing the refrain:
Et lonlon laire Et lonlon la
with a very imperative voice. The girl orders the boy to go and kill his mother. She gives him the order indifferently, dryly, cruelly. Your interpretation of the refrain must indi­cate it.
In the third verse you see the boy rushing off to fulfill the cruel order of his love. The expression of the refrain must indicate the ferociousness of the deed, the madness of the boy.
The fourth verse tells how the boy after having killed his mother is running back to his sweetheart with his mother's heart.
Your interpretation of the refrain must in-








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