Heart Beats

Heart Beats

Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem

eBook - 2012
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Many people in Great Britain and the United States can recall elderly relatives who remembered long stretches of verse learned at school decades earlier, yet most of us were never required to recite in class. Heart Beats is the first book to examine how poetry recitation came to assume a central place in past curricular programs, and to investigate when and why the once-mandatory exercise declined. Telling the story of a lost pedagogical practice and its wide-ranging effects on two sides of the Atlantic, Catherine Robson explores how recitation altered the ordinary people who committ.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781400845156
1400845157
9780691119366
0691119368
9780691119366
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 295 pages)

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