I’m new around all this and posting for accountability.
15 days to memorise a random sonnet. I’m reasonably happy about it, just happy to have found the mental strength not to have given up. I discovered I’m more mentally distracted than I thought, literally a few seconds and I’m off on random trivial thoughts.
It took approx 10-20 minutes, ten times a day for 15 days to get this in long-term memory, and I know I’ll need to continue reciting once in a while. I wasted time building unsuitable memory palaces and making assumptions about small words - oh, the pain! A game changer was reading on here the necessity of building images for pronouns and articles. So, I built images for 100+ words, created one or two stories per line and placed this in a point in a physical geographic place. And that took 15 days.
I hope having these images will speed up memorising the next sonnets, which I’ll be sticking with for a few months, why not?
‘Thy self thy foe, to thy sweet self too cruel’