Just starting out on Poems

Hey everyone,

I’m just starting out & know how to memorize numbers with the major system. Can anyone please tell me how to memorize poems? Is there a guide?

I’m not good in poems (never needed that) but I can give you some advice that helped me at school with it.

First of all you will use two types of memory: visual and audial.
While you read a text you can see what it describes, so you see the context. (movie)
Simultaneously you can hear your voice (in your mind) reading the text with current rhythm. (sound)

It is important to do those two things in the same time. You create the movie and add the sound to it.
Strong visualization is relevant if it comes to keywords. Sound and rhythm are keeping it as a poem.

I’m not terribly good at memorizing poetry, but I do know that most people who ARE good at it are not using the Major System, which is a system used for turning abstract data, like numbers or cards, into images. Most of the poetry folks use an image to represent a line or phrase in the poem, then place the images along a journey or in a memory palace to keep the sequence straight.

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