Want to memorize a poem? There’s an app for that.

Have you ever wanted to impress your friends or woo a lover by spontaneously reciting a beautiful piece of poetry?

So... how's that going?

If you haven't managed to store more than a stanza in your little gray cells, perhaps a new smartphone app from Penguin will help.


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A screenshot from Penguin's "Poems by Heart" app for smartphones

Called "Poems by Heart," the app is essentially a memorization game featuring poems by Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman and other famous wordsmiths.

It feature 24 free poems, and you can also purchase additional "poetry packs." Competitive players can track their progress online, rack up achievements and brag about their high scores... all while flexing their memory muscles.

How... romantic?