Tuesday, October 14, 2008

In Defense of Memorization

Great article!
Link: http://www.city-journal.org/html/14_3_defense_memorization.html
Snippet: From The Cat in the Hat on up, verse teaches children something about the patterns and relationships that bind together the words of which it is composed. Poetry sets up an abstract system of order and harmony; the rhythm and the rhyme scheme are logical structures that a child can comprehend even before he understands the words themselves, just as he can grasp the rhythmic and harmonic relations of a piece of music.