Some of you have already played around with Wordle. Today I decided to give it a shot by using the text from Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address. For those of you not familiar with this program, Wordle generates “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.
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