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Afterwards: Shoomp Poetry Guide app review

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Introduction

Afterwards: Shoomp Poetry Guide is a great iPhone and iPad app for those who are learning the poem Afterwards by Thomas Hardy, be it for a class, paper, test, or your very own dead poet's society.

Offering in-depth analysis of the poem, this app will help users understand the meaning, technique, styles, and theme of the poem, as each of the components are presented in an edgy and smart tone to cater to readers young and old alike.

You'll find this app located in the Education section of the App store, and it can be purchased for the small price of $1.99, taking up just half a megabyte on your iOS device.

Let's have a look at the features of this app.

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Afterwards: Shmoop Poetry Guide

$1.99

Poetry Analysis

Afterwards: Shoomp Poetry Guide will help you get an overview of the poem along with a summary to decipher the complex structure that can leave even advanced literature students stumped. As I mentioned in the introduction, the app content is presented in an edgy and smart tone so that readers may assimilate everything easily.

A technique analysis of the language used as well as the structure of the poem is provided for students' perusal. Important quotes from the poem are hand-picked by the developers and their meaning is analyzed as a standalone quote as well as in the context of the poem.

You will also learn about the themes used in the poem.

The best iPhone apps for poets

Main interface
Main interface

Study Tools

Users have access to some thought and debate-provoking questions, which are provided for study purposes so that even after students have learned about the poem well, the abstract nature can be analyzed in an environment where others may have more to contribute.

The Quiz-o-Rama allows you to test your knowledge of the poem after you've studied it using this guide. Facebook integration is also provided so you can sign in with Facebook connect and see how well you know the poem compared to your friends! You will also be able to view the global leaderboards to see how well you fare against the top 10 scores.

The best iPad apps for poets

Selected quotations
Selected quotations

Afterwards: Shmoop Poetry Guide

$1.99

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Great for those who are learning the poem for a class, paper, test, or poetry club
  • Content is presented in an edgy and smart tone for readers young and old alike
  • Get an overview of the poem along with a summary
  • Important quotes are hand-picked and analyzed for meaning
  • A technique analysis of the language used and structure is also provided
  • Learn about the themes used in the poem
  • Thought and debate-provoking questions are provided for study purposes
  • Use Facebook connect with the Quiz-o-Rama feature to see how well you know the poem compared to your friends
  • View the leaderboards to check your ranking against the top 10

Cons

  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Test your knowledge of the poem and poet
Test your knowledge of the poem and poet

Final Words

Afterwards: Shoomp Poetry Guide is a great little app for the iPhone and iPad that is sure to get the attention of poetry lovers and students alike. If you are remotely interested in this poem, be it out of academic purposes or plain literary fun, then this app is definitely worth checking out!

 

Afterwards: Shmoop Poetry Guide

$1.99
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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.