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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…