Mnemonic Images for Punctuation Marks

Does anyone else use images for memorizing punctuation? The poetry event was removed from the World Memory Championships but still exists in the USA Memory Championship.

Here are the images that I came up with:

_ (underscore)diving board
.smooth, round black stone
;stone launching up a ramp
?poke cane in ground
!stone falling
‘ (apos)dandelion seed floating
, (comma)dandelion flower
- (hyphen)wooden board on edge
“” (double quote)person making the “quotes” sign with his fingers
‘’ (single quote)hook dangling from above
italicswind blowing from side
boldnegative image
CAPITALSimage on wooden platform
new linepolice line
tabimage or locus jumps to side in earthquake

With more complex poetry or text (like e.e. cummings) one might need more images.





Yitzhak 19 Sep 2021

I would use a man hammering a nail into a wall for a period

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