How to Memorize Poems, Speeches, and Songs


Memory Training > Poems, Speeches, & Songs


The Key to Memorization is Visualization

The Three Steps to Memorizing Poems, Speeches, and Songs are:



Create Mental Locations to store the visual representation of the inf in a sequential order.

>> Create Locations <<



Turn the info into a picture association and visualize it doing something on the mental location.

>> Words into Pictures <<



If you want to forever remember the poem/speech/song, then make sure to review it.

>> Practice Down Below <<


Memorize Poems speeches songs

Click on the poems below and memorize each line of the poems by creating stories on a location. In the pdf’s you will see the poem on the first page and an example of visual representations on the proceeding pages of each poem.


Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson

Our Deepest Fear – Poem Files

Our Deepest Fear – Only Poem

Our Deepest Fear – Poem & Pictures

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine, as children do


How happy is the little Stone by Emily Dickinson

How Happy is the Little Stone – Full Poem

How happy is the little Stone

That rambles in the Road alone,

And doesn’t care about Careers

And Exigencies never fears —

Whose Coat of elemental Brown

A passing Universe put on,

And independent as the Sun

Associates or glows alone,

Fulfilling absolute Decree

In casual simplicity


The Dust of Snow by Robert Frost

The way a crow

Shook down on me

The dust of snow

From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart

A change of mood

And saved some part

Of a day I had rued.


Stars by Robert Frost

How countlessly they congregate

O’er our tumultuous snow,

Which flows in shapes as tall as trees

When wintry winds do blow!-

As if with keenness for our fate,

Our faltering few steps on

To white rest, and a place of rest

Invisible at dawn,-

And yet with neither love nor hate,

Those stars like some snow-white

Minerva’s snow-white marble eyes

Without the gift of sight.



The Thaw by Henry David Thoreau

> The Thaw – Poem Only <

> The Thaw – Poem & Pictures <

I saw the civil sun drying earth’s tears

Her tears of joy that only faster flowed,

Fain would I stretch me by the highway side,

To thaw and trickle with the melting snow,

That mingled soul and body with the tide,

I too may through the pores of nature flow.

But I alas nor tinkle can nor fume,

One jot to forward the great work of Time,

‘Tis mine to hearken while these ply the loom,

So shall my silence with their music chime.