Tips for Memorizing Poetry?

Does anyone have special techniques for memorizing poetry? Do you assign lines to a specific number of loci?  One word per locus?

I don’t know much about poetry, so I spent a little time today reading about the basic structures. I’m hoping that basic knowledge of poetry structure will provide a few memorization hooks. Read more

Thinking about Mnemonic Systems for Learning Words and Languages

I’ve been thinking about mnemonic systems for memorizing foreign words similar to some of the descriptions I’ve read about Giordano Bruno’s system. I don’t think it would be efficient to memorize every single syllable of a foreign word with an image, but it might be useful to have a vocabulary of images that could be applied to any word in order to jog the memory. Read more

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