Poetry by Heart

Game Title: Poetry by Heart

Publisher: Penguin

Reviewed On: iPad

Available on: iPad,iPod touch,iPhone

Fri, Apr 19, 2013, 01:00


A new app from Penguin Publishing House
Has its share of poems for you to browse
Its purpose is clear, you will quickly find
Is to help with exams when you’re in a bind
Shakespeare, Dickenson and good old Poe
It’s mostly the icons you’ll get to know
Mixing classics with memory games
You’ll be well versed in all they exclaim
Penguin are huge and don’t miss a trick
So as you’d expect, presentation is slick
The voicework is good, though you don’t see their faces
Giving inflection in all the right places
With sound bites, readings and fill in the spaces
You’ll know their works and cover all the bases
The basic app is free to own
But you’ll have to pay for most poems
Its games are fun and comprehensive
And compared to grinds it’s inexpensive
It won’t help you with interpretation
It’s more of use for memorisation
Essential for English exams that loom
You’ll know these poems ’til you’re in your tomb.