So, the final writing / text program I’ll talk about is Concordance. Apparently this tool will give you a list of words in a text in alphabetical order. Their site has a pretty neat graphical image showing you how this looks.
I tried to upload a document to try this tool out, but I got this:
Concordance works with Concordance files. Go fig. So I went to their website to try to find some helpful-looking files to use. But I got a little side-tracked with this:
This is a concordance of William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience. Presumably this was done with Concordance, the program. And if I were studying this poem as an academic, this would indeed be a useful tool. It lets me essentially jump right to any word in the text – like an index on steroids – and see if Blake had something to say about it. Of course, the term that caught my eye was ale-house. He had little to say on this subject in this poem, but, as you can see, his view was positive. Revelatory!
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