"Something I wanted to do..." "Why did I come here, what did I need here?" “I forgot something and I don’t remember what.” Probably everyone is familiar with such lapses in memory. Moreover, the further, the more often it happens, but in childhood this almost never happens. We are often amazed at the ability of children to memorize, everything in a row, to notice the smallest details: how can you remember (and most importantly - why do you need to remember it ?!) a drawing on an ice cream cup that we bought three months ago? Or where was the birthday present hidden? It's just that for young children, there were still too few events in life, so such details do not have time to be erased by later layers of information. And besides, now we are taking so many photographs that it is already difficult to distinguish our own memories from these captured images.
Children tend to have a good memory, and they are constantly forced to train it by memorizing verses, formulas, and facts. But the child turns into an adult, intensive training ends, and ... how often do adults learn poetry? Not often, but in vain! Learning poetry is good for everyone. This type of mental activity increases the number of neural connections through which information will subsequently be processed. That is, learning by heart helps to train memory, process information, and invent new things.
It is often difficult for us to remember something right away, so schoolchildren are advised to learn poetry not at the last moment, but in advance. This is because the formation of neural connections takes time from several hours to several days. You can see how sometimes you learn a poem, but it doesn’t want to be remembered in any way, then you forget a word, then you change the lines in places, then whole stanzas fall out. And the next day you wake up, and everything seems to fall into place. And not only with poetry like this: it is difficult to force yourself to do something new, it is much easier to follow a habit. But science says that habits sometimes need to be changed; even changing your daily itinerary to work, for example, can be a rewarding little brain exercise.
Poems help improve diction and develop artistry. The first for adults may not be so relevant, but the second is important for everyone. And yet - it is a challenge to their own laziness. And also - a way to demonstrate your own erudition, screwing in the way a well-aimed quote.
In general, there are so many benefits from this type of activity that it's just a sin to sit back and learn something!