[Milton-L] Memorized poetry

JCarl Bellinger dionhalic at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 13:20:16 EDT 2012

A number of benefits to students memorizing and pronouncing important
texts have been listed in this thread but nothing approaching the
radical re-wiring of mind & force Milton seems to promise in OF
     Query: Should we dismiss M's claim here as a hyped-up,
rallying-the-troops-of-an-English-eduction, or some such?
   >> and some of them got by memory,and solemnly pronounced ... would
endue them even with the spirit and vigor of Demosthenes or Cicero,
Euripides, or Sophocles. <<<

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