*** Happy New Year! Half-off through the beginning of January to welcome 2013!***Line & Verse is a writing tool for creating and editing poetry in twelve diverse forms: * Haiku and Tanka * Ruba'i * Limericks * Ballad Form (also know as Common Meter) * Ottava Rima * Heroic Couplets, Italian and English Sonnets * Cinquains * Acrostics * Free Verse You can start with shorter, simpler forms and progress to the more elaborate ones, or just explore as you like.Each form has a summary, along with historical examples, and hints about rhyme, meter and structure.You can browse through the poems you've written or find a specific one by searching on a word, a form or both.Volume educational discount available.*** Sale Price: 50% off to welcome the new iPad mini! ***I've designed Line & Verse to minimize distractions, and stay out of your way.While editing a poem, you can: * View a summary of the basics of a poetic form. * Keep working notes for each poem. * Tap the meter hints to see a detailed explanation.* Add and remove stanzas in open forms like Ballad and Heroic Couplet. * Look at a Preview of your poem, free of distractions. Rhyme, meter and syllable counts are suggested but not enforced. The hints are meant to remind you that a given line typically has five syllables or rhymes with another line, but it doesn't limit your expression. And if you don't like the reminders, tap the blueprint icon, and they fade out of sight. Need a refresher? Tap the icon again, and they fade back in.Other features: * Look up the definition of words -- in your poems, and the example poems -- from within the app. (iOS 5.0+ only) * Dozens of example poems are included. And they're all available offline. Sharing: Your poems are not trapped. You can: * Save a poem to iTunes File Sharing as a text or PDF file, or save all your poems to a single text file. * Copy a poem to paste it into another app. * Send a poem in the body of an email, or as a PDF attachment, all from within the app. Please note: This app DOES NOT contain a rhyming dictionary, i.e. an exhaustive list of possible rhymes for each line. This is a deliberate choice. To twist a phrase from math textbooks: Rhymes are left as an exercise for the poet. And rhyme selection is an exercise. Drawing from our own personal stock of rhymes is one of the defining characteristics of our poetic voice, and also adds to the mental challenge of writing poetry. If you are looking specifically for a rhyming dictionary, there are other choices available on the app store. I encourage you to buy those apps and support the work of those developers.
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