April 30th, 2012 → 6:39 am @ // No Comments

    “Not to crack the wind of the poor phrase,
    Running it thus.” – Hamlet

In my day job as a professor I came across a couple of academic artcles about Shakespeare last week.  They involve textual analysis on Shakespeare’s sonnets – where the researcher breaks the text into distinct words and phrases and empirically evaluates them.  I found it fascinating, although at the same time somehow blasphemous to break Shakespeare’s sonnets up into mere words and evaluate them that way.  What is in a word?

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