Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem

Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem

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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… (more)

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Book Details  


Publisher: Princeton University Press (September 24, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 312 pages

File size: 906 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English