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Poems By Heart from Penguin Classics

By Penguin Group USA

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Poems By Heart from Penguin Classics celebrates classic poetry and challenges you to memorize perennial favorites by master wordsmiths. Memorizing and reciting poems helps you enjoy them at a deeper level, learn them for life, impress your friends, and improve your mind—and Poems By Heart makes it fun, easy, and addictive.

The app features:
-Four free poems, including a love sonnet by Shakespeare (“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day”) and the classic “Eldorado" by Edgar Allan Poe
-37 poems available in the Poetry Shop (plus the first part of “The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám”), with new additions every month through the first half of 2014
-Works by Walt Whitman, Christina Rossetti, W.B. Yeats, James Weldon Johnson, and eighteen other iconic poets
-Verses of adventure, romance, horror, and more, all carefully selected and edited by the experts at Penguin Classics
-Five difficulty stages and twenty ranks of success

Rack up high scores and achievements on your way to reciting over two dozen poems from heart, with recordings you can share and email to your friends. Each new poem you learn becomes an important part of you who are, and the Huffington Post describes Poems By Heart as “the best poetry app I’ve seen in a while.”
Poems By Heart uses brain-training techniques to make remembering poetry easy and fun – in a fast and responsive game. The National Endowment for the Arts calls the app “smart and beautifully designed, with a skillful blend of iconic poetry, memorization techniques, and great gaming.” Each poem features two new and exclusive dramatic readings, and all-new original art. Kirkus calls Poems By Heart “a sophisticated, wildly addictive tool for avowed poetry lovers.” MacLife recommends Poems By Heart as “a great tool” with a “terrific, animated interface.”

Apple has featured Poems By Heart in New & Noteworthy, in the Books and Education categories, and named it one of Apple's "App Store Best of 2013."

What's New in Version 2.0

This update to Poems By Heart includes:
- 2 new free poems, including "Eldorado" by Edgar Allan Poe
- A new "Holiday" pack of poems, including "The Night Before Christmas"
- Upcoming, monthly releases of new packs of poems
- The ability to buy volumes 1 and 2 at reduced prices
- An improved look and feel, updated for iOS 7


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Customer Reviews

They should add a feature to make your own

I absolutely love this app, but it would be even more amazing if there was a way to have a make your own poem feature. In other words, if there's a name or list of things I want to make myself memorize, it would be incredibly useful if I could use text input within this app to make my own document or poem to memorize.

Please add a way for users to make their own poems / documents in this app! Because we all know its hard to memorize stuff when you're by yourself and unless you are prompted. See, I want to memorize more than just poems. Oh also they should put in the constitution. And prose.

LOVE the app -- minor error

Easily one of my favorite apps on the marketplace, though I agree with other commenters that for the price by volume there should be greater selection.

One minor squabble following the release of the Yeats poems: "When You Are Old" features an error in the second stanza where the worth "with" is replaced with "will". I'm sure a thousand other reviewers will point this out, but it seems a simple fix enough.

Thanks, penguin! 🐧

Great but could be better

Love this app. Would be better with the following improvements

Create a difficulty where we could freely Input text into the blanks. I don't feel prepared to recite when training is over because I'm used to seeing the words in front of me.

Provide the option to import your own documents so we can memorize our own poems.

Poems By Heart from Penguin Classics
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: Dec 12, 2013
  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 38.1 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Pearson PLC
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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