By Heart

By Heart 101 Poems to Remember - Faber Poetry

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Publisher's Synopsis

What has happened to the lost art of memorising poems? Why do we no longer feel that it is necessary to know the most enduring, beautiful poems in the English language 'by heart'? In his introduction Ted Hughes explains how we can overcome the problem by using a memory system that becomes easier the more frequently it is practised. The collected 101 poems are both personal favourites and particularly well-suited to the method Hughes demonstrates. Spanning four centuries, ranging from Shakespeare and Keats through to Thomas Hardy and Seamus Heaney, By Heart offers the reader a 'mental gymnasium' in which the memory can be exercised and trained in the most pleasurable way. Some poems will be more of a challenge than others, but all will be treasured once they have become part of the memory bank.

This edition is part of a series of anthologies edited by poets such as Don Paterson and Simon Armitage and features an attractive new design to complement an anthology of classic poems.

Book information

ISBN: 9780571192632
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Pub date:
DEWEY: 821.008
DEWEY edition: 21
Number of pages: 143
Weight: 118g
Height: 210mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 12mm