If you need help in memorizing a speech, a poem, or any other text, check out a great site called Memorize Now. It’s free, and you don’t even register.
The idea is that you paste the text you are trying to memorize into a box. Controls on the website allow you to hide progressively more and more words. You can scroll over the “blanks” it inserts to see the first letter of a hidden word or click to the see the entire hidden word. By clicking another icon, you are shown only the initial letter of each word. Here again, controls allow you to substitute blanks for those initial letters. In other words, you can supply yourself with just he right amount of memory jog.
Since there is no registration, each time you go to the site, you are starting fresh. The site provides instructions on how to download the project to your own computer as an html file, allowing you to review it anytime, even if you are not connected to the Internet.
Just one way to make memorizing those poems for high school English class a little easier! Have fun with it.