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Does rote learning poems bring comfort and strengthen identity?

From the poetic anthologies called (1698) to ‘Pills to Purge Melancholy\’ and \’The Merry Companion or a Cure for the Spleen’ (1730) to AA Milne\’s declaration that \’poetry and hums aren\’t things which you get, they\’re things which get you\’, it has long been thought that poetry makes you feel better. The initial findings of […] … learn more→