Halloween shall be upon us soon! If you've been developing your memory skills here on Grey Matters, here's how to make them pay off at your Halloween parties.
At this time of year, my thoughts naturally turn to Edgar Allan Poe poems. His poetry is timeless, and perfectly suit this time of year. If you want to memorize some poetry to recite at a Halloween party, you might try one of his shorter works, such as Alone or The Valley of Unrest. If you really want a challenge, try his most famous work, The Raven. With these poems and the help of Verbatim, you can impress and scare at the same time!
For more inspiration, you can check out the rest of PoeStories.com, but don't stop there! As always, Dark Side of the Net is a great place to turn this time of year. Their collection of Ghost Stories is unparalleled!
Halloween, besides being connected with scary things, is also connected with funny things. We don't need to focus on only the scary. Over at poetry4kids.wordpress.com (not to be confused with Ken Nesbitt's excellent poetry4kids.com), they've been focusing on Halloween silliness all month.
To round out this post, I'd like to leave you with a classic tale, The Tell-Tale Heart. The version below is an animated version from 1953, and was the first film to be rated X in Great Britain, yet was nominated for an Oscar in the USA. It's less than 8 minutes long, but creates the mood and tells the story perfectly.
Enjoy, and happy Halloween!