Tuesday, December 08, 2009

All Shakespeare's Sonnets via Wordle

No 38 in our Shakespeare Wordles series : the full texts of all the Sonnets.

And finally... the last image in the Wordle marathon. We'll now be working on putting them all together in a multi-media slideshow, perhaps at the start of next term.

Wordles are created by Jonathan Feinberg's online tool here; the more times the word appears in the text, the larger the word. In our Shakespeare Wordles, the entire text, including the name indicators of the characters before they speak, is included. Thus you can see how relatively dominant a character is in each play, as well as spot recurring ideas and themes. Our Wordles use different numbers of 'maximum words'. Click on the image for a closer view.

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