The Lazy Person's Guide to Memorizing Poetry
|You can memorize a poem in five minutes. Really. You just have to have the right poem. Don't believe me? Try these:|
On His Seventy-fifth Birthday by Walter Savage LandorToo long? Try this one:
In a Station of the Metro by Ezra PoundToday's activity for National Poetry Month is to commit a poem to memory, so make it a point today to etch one into your brain. Give it a try! If you already have a poem memorized, tell us which one, and why you memorized it. On a good day I can recite "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe and "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll. For more poems to memorize see Committed to Memory: The Best 100 Poems to Memorize, edited by John Hollander.
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