How to Memorize Poems, Speeches, and Songs


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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 Dust of Snow - Full Poem

    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

  • Stars - Full Poem

    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 Files

    > 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.