Ode to the poem: why memorising poetry still matters for human connection

Ode to the poem: why memorising poetry still matters for human connection

And when saying the poem aloud, you can hear another consciousness speaking in the cadences of your own voice. Counting out the beats of each line, you may feel the poem’s metrical pulses in your tapping fingers and toes. In this way, the poem becomes an embodied experience and not merely a printed object.

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