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How to Memorize Poetry
Here are some various ways to memorize poetry:
- Create an image for every single word and using the loci method
- Divide the poem into "beats" (like in method acting)
- Extract keywords and then chaining them into a story
- Extract keywords and then placing the images in loci
- Copy the poem by writing it onto another sheet of paper
- Line-repeat method. See this page for details.
(TO DO: describe each technique)
List of Poetry for Memorization
- List beginner poems, list should be subdivided by style of poetry, listing should include title, author, year written and length of poem.
- "Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening" - 1923 - Robert Frost - 4 stanzas, 16 lines
- "Neither Out Far Nor In Deep" - 1936 - Robert Frost - 4 stanzas, 16 lines
- "Jabberwocky" - 1872 - Lewis Carroll - 28 lines
- "Ozymandias" - 1818 - Percy Bysshe Shelley - sonnet
- "The Walrus and the Carpenter" - 1871 - Lewis Carroll - 18 stanzas, 108 lines
- "The Raven" - 1845 - Edgar Allan Poe - 108 lines
- "The Cremation of Sam McGee" - Robert Service - 69 lines
- "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" - Robert Service - 58 lines
Poems Needing Sorting
- add more here