http://thefridayfive.livejournal.com/129828.html1. What is your favorite poem? Can you recite part of it from memory?
The Bells by Edgar Allen Poe, and no, not the whole thing. I knew most of it at one point, but now all that's left are fragments. The only poem I have completely memorised is only 6 lines; The Eagle by Alfred Lord Tennyson. I made of point of memorising it because I really liked it, and it was only 6 lines, so at least I could manage that and claim that I had memorised a poem for once in my life! I'm really bad at memorising things. I remember being in school and having to memorise a poem, and so I asked the teacher how you memorise things, and they said something like, "you know how you know the words to your favourite song?" and I was like... no? I still mess up "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" for God's sake. Seriously, I was singing it with Isaac the other day and we started singing different lines and guess who was right? Yup, the 2 year old. 2. What is your favorite work of visual art? Can you sketch some of it from memory?
Slave Ship by William Turner, and... no? It's not the sort of thing you can sketch really, it's just kind of awash with colour. Very few features. (And the features it does have are grisly.)3. What is your favorite piece of music? Can you sing or hum any of it from memory? Bonus points if you can sing a line of harmony from it.
Sketches of Spain by Gil Evans/Miles Davis. Yes, can hum it. The only thing I can sing some harmony from is the Messiah, because I've sung that quite a lot as an alto. 4. What is your favorite dance form? Can you dance it yourself, however badly, or is it something for which you are mostly a spectator?I guess- contemporary hip hop? And hell no. It's fun to watch though.5. What is your favorite work of literature? Have you committed any of it to memory?
Well that's a hard one. Is a favourite something I've read over and over again, or is it something I've read once but profoundly impacted me? I think the book I've read the most are all junior literature; The Secret Garden a half billion times, followed probably by the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Harry Potter, and a few Redwall books. The books that impacted me the most is probably 1984 and The Handmaid's Tale. The Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov are probably a happy medium between "read a lot of times" and "impacted me." The only bits of literature I have memorised are some fragments of Shakespeare; in particular this Macbeth monologue
. Or at least I did, I'm not sure my recall on it is so good anymore.