Posted on Monday, April 22nd, 2013 by Uri Halevi
Poems By Heart is a Penguin Classics app that offers a memorization game that will challenge you with classic poems from master wordsmiths including Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson.
Featured under New & Noteworthy in the App Store, Poems By Heart from Penguin Classics is a memorization game that will challenge you with timeless classic poems from master wordsmiths from around the world. You’ll rack up high scores and achievements on your way to reciting 24 poems from heart, with recordings you can share online and email to your friends. The app uses brain-training techniques to make remembering poetry easy and fun—in a fast and responsive game. Each poem features two new and exclusive dramatic readings, and all-new original art. The works of John Keats, Walt Whitman, Lewis Carroll, and fifteen other masters of poetry are featured in verses of adventure, romance, and horror, all carefully selected and edited by the experts at Penguin Classics.
Most of the apps you’ll find on the app store will provide you with a certain amount of fun but usually it will not be profound and will last only until the next ‘star’ will raise. Poems By Heart is different. I think it’s redundant to explain the importance of the classical poetry with the deterioration of culture now days, with this important and fun app you can pay these poems the respect they deserve and spread it to your surrounding. The app is FREE and two poems are included, you can also purchase seven more packs of poems in the the site’s poetry store. It’s easy to share your progress online as you build your skills through five different stages and twenty ranks of success. These poems survived through decades of cultural changes, it’s high time we all imprint them in our minds!