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  1. Read ” Einstein walks on the moon.” The answer to your question is well described there. The book tells about memorization techniques that help you remember poems and “where I left my car keys”.

  2. When memorizing a poetic text, alternative strategies related to the use of various brain and consciousness resources can be used. Firstly, memorization can be carried out through so-called “memorization” – repeated meaningless repetition; secondly, thoughtful memorization (involving mainly rational consciousness, analytical abilities that decompose the poem into parts – this memorization is reflected in the actor's tradition of reading poetry, emphasizing the syntactic division of the sentence and ignoring the rhythm). Third, the text can be memorized by a holistic gestalt, without directed targeted effort and without repeated rereading (this method of memorization covers the deep layers of the psyche that are accessible in an altered state of consciousness). Let's call this method of memorization-the third strategy of memorization.

    Can I choose a strategy for memorizing a poem at my own discretion? If the poem does not affect the reader, that is, it does not introduce him into an altered state of consciousness, then only logical memorization of the sequence of words or repeated repetition is possible. If the poem affects the reader, then you can choose between a logical effort that prevents spontaneous memorization and-the opposite mode of behavior, excluding spasmodic attempts to penetrate the text, dismember it, show aggression, and on the contrary – transferring the initiative, removing blocks, allowing the poem to fully immerse itself in the reader's consciousness. The active beginning is then the poem itself. You can also say – and the memorization itself.

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