[Milton-L] Memorized poetry
Duran, Angelica A
duran0 at purdue.edu
Thu Jun 14 16:40:58 EDT 2012
I am interested in finding out about the experiences you have had with
either assigning or being assigned to memorize early modern British poetry,
Milton or other.
I would appreciate it if you could respond off-list to any or all of these
€ What specific pomes did you memorize / do you assign?
* were you given / do you give any written instructions in coordination with
€ were you given / do you give a grading rubric?
€ was / is the assignment early or late in the term, or does it not matter
€ how did / does delivery of the recitation work? In class, in your office,
at a public event?
€ any neat or funny anecdotes?
I memorized poetry in high school and college, then have elected to memorize
for my graduate qualifying exams and have memorized a 14-21 line snippet
nearly every semester since becoming a faculty member 12 years ago. I assign
memorization and recitation, usually with first recitations in class and
final recitations at a low-key campus, public events. I'm considering
extending the assignment to my graduate courses.
Associate Professor, English and Comparative Literature
Director, Religious Studies Program
500 Oval Drive / Heavilon Hall
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907
<duran0 at purdue.edu>
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