“You see, Dad, Professor McLuhan says the environment that man creates becomes his medium for defining his role in it. The invention of type created linear, or sequential, thought, separating thought from action. Now, with TV and folk singing, thought and action are closer and social involvement is greater. We again live in a village. Get it?”
Long considered calisthenics for the brain, memorizing poetry was once an educational mainstay. What did that mean for poetry?
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