Learning Poetry by Heart: Storing Up Torture or Treasure?

Learning some poetry off by heart has become increasingly unfashionable but it is an antique and sadistic practice that features on our first-year syllabus.

Support for memorising poetry from Salman Rushdie and the Cambridge Poetry and Memory Project.

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