Sunday 8 March 2009


I thought I might try and see what happens when you put a whole poem into Wordle. I'm studying 'The Lyrical Ballads' with a yr.13 group at the moment so I tried Wordsworth's poem, 'The Tables Turned'. It produced a fascinating Wordle that revealed Wordsworth's distinctive poetic lexicon. Students are often presented with the finished poem, but maybe a wordle of the poem could be a much more stimulating introduction. Maybe students could sort some of the words according to categories - feelings, colours, time, spaces ... maybe students could wordle poems to make revision activities ... or pick words to assemble their own lines and verses before they see the actual poem?

Mr. Hawes

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