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How Do You Memorize Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address?

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There are many times when being able to persuade someone is very important to success. Oratory is the art of giving a speech that calls others to action. Memorizing Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address will help you practice your oratorical skills. Things are easier to memorize when they are sung. The Grammar Rock and History Rock series from the late 1970's taught how a bill becomes law by singing "I'm just a bill." Many schoolchildren learned the preamble to the U.S. Constitution by singing along with a Schoolhouse Rock song. Choose a familiar tune. Almost any piece of text can be sung to "The Yellow Rose of Texas," "Amazing Grace," or "Greensleeves." Have a partner read you one line of the text at a time. Sing one line over and over until you can do it without any mistakes. Add a second line, then the next line, until you are able to sing a paragraph without any mistakes. If you get stuck, don't stop. Just look at your partner, wait for them to repeat the line and sing it. Once ... more
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