[Milton-L] Re: Memorization

Alberto Cacicedo alc at mac.com
Wed Feb 25 22:02:06 EST 2004

And if they remember that Never, never, never, never, never is iambic 
pentameter, they'll do really well in scansion :p

How they'll do by memorizing some of the others depends on who hears 
them reciting.  Of a couple of the lines I wouldn't recommend viva voce 
readings in my neighborhood, personal or social.

Alberto Cacicedo
Albright College

On Feb 25, 2004, at 12:12 PM, Walthall, Hugh W CONTRACTOR WRAIR-Wash DC 

> I suggest making your students a list of exemplary lines in iambic
> pentameter.
> I always include:
> She sang against the genius of the sea.  -Wallace Stevens
> They beat this yellow nigger black and blue.  -Derek Walcott
> Never never never never never.   -Shakespeare
> [Lesbia] You drag your dripping cunt all over town.   -Cattulus
> It gets their attention.  They automatically memorize them.
> Hugh Walthall
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