Category: Mnemonic Monday

Mnemonic Monday 3: So We’ll Go No More a Roving

Previously On: “Ulysses,” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson I’m happy to report that Tennyson’s “Ulysses” is mostly in my head. More or less. Let’s not discuss my proficiency here. On the upside, “As I Walked Out One Evening” has held up for the duration. To balance…

Mnemonic Monday 2: Ulysses

Previously On: “As I Walked Out One Evening,” by W. H. Auden I chose Lord Tennyson’s “Ulysses” to memorize because I think the end is THE GREATEST bit of poetry in the English language. I also thought the calm tone, the wondrous there-may-not-be-much-time-to-us-but-we-can-still-do-stuff tone…

Mnemonic Monday 1: As I Walked Out One Evening

Tom Hiddleston’s rendition is a thing of beauty (scroll down for it), but his voice alone is not what convinced me that Auden’s “As I Walked Out One Evening” needed to be the first poem I commit to memory. Poems with a narrative structure…

Mnemonic Monday!

Mnemonic Monday* Poetry! I’m a terrible poet. So this isn’t about my poetry. I recently found an article about the value of memorizing verse. Being impressionable and in love with language, I’m now fully convinced of poetry’s merit and would like some in my head…