Friday, December 04, 2009

'Richard III' on Wordle

No 36 in our Shakespeare Wordles series : Richard III.

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.


ozymandias1 said...

Hi, can I ask how you get the large image of the wordle on to your page? When I try embedding it I only get a small image. IWhat I would like to do is copy it into class notes.
Do you just do a screen grab?



SCC English Department said...

Hi Noel - yes, we use Gimp to take a screen grab and then tidy it up in a photo program. Click 'Open in Window' at the bottom of the Wordle and maximise and then grab. Once it's a JPG you can manipulate it to any size. Julian.