Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116 Meets Voyant!

So, this is rather exceptional. I decided to use one of the tools on Tapor to visually see William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116. Not only is this cool to look at, but it’s also rather helpful to see key words. I think my students would rather enjoy using this as we read through poems and perhaps even with Othello. They could see, in a simple visual image, what words were used more heavily than others and that could then add to their analysis.  Why did the author use this term so much? What was he/she trying to show? What does it say that this term was key, as well? Or perhaps why this one was used a lot less?

Time to adjust my syllabus a bit!


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