01/10/2013 07:40 am ET

How Difficult Is It To Learn A Poem By Heart?

My literary memory is not good. One thing I do remember is that in my O-level English literature exam, I confused Elliot minor (in Terence Rattigan's The Winslow Boy) with Binns minor (a character from a Jennings book). Somehow I still passed. So when challenged to memorise a poem in an afternoon, I am not optimistic.

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