How to Memorize a Poem by Nelson Dellis

Learn How to Memorize a Poem from 3x USA Memory Champ, Nelson Dellis.

Here are the essential steps to memorizing a poem for your own entertainment or to compete at the USA Memory Championship:

1. Choose a Memory Palace or Mental Locations for storage

2. Split each line into halves and turn the chunk into a mini story or image.

3. See that visual story play out in your mental location

4. Repeat the process with the rest of the lines and images. * store each image into its own mental location

5. Review by writing down each line from the poem on a piece of paper.

Bonus memory tip: take mental notes of capitalizations & punctuation

Good luck on your memory training with poetry.


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