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Which poem do you know by heart?

Friday, September 26th, 2014

I’m proud to say I can still recite William Blake’s The Tiger on request, thanks to my GCSE English teacher who ruthlessly ordered me and my fellow classmates to stand up in front of the class and deliver it from memory.

Tiger Tiger

Over the next year, Cambridge University are conducting a poetry and memory survey, in which academics are going to find out what poetry is stored in our nation’s memory, and what it means to the individuals who remember it. What poetry can you recite from memory?


Lydia Riddle, Editor

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