Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Top 25 Words in The Alchemist's Kitchen

Today on Book of KellsKelli Agodon posted a link to Word Counter where writers can put the entire text of a book into the site and within seconds find out their most frequently used words. I remember that with The Cartographer's Tongue my top words were light, body, and cream. This time I was utterly surprised that one is my top word. I wonder if that includes "someone" and "everyone" because after reading several poems, I don't see many ones. The positive nature of the words is also unexpected. However, I do love having tulips on the list as well as blue and travel. It allows me an insight into my own obsessions. Thank you, Kelli!

 Word

one
life
new
day
light
review
blue
how
over
sky
water
still
tulip
heart
know
open
myra
love
travel
call
come
body
world
time
thank

3 comments:

  1. You can also drop the entire text into wordle.net and have it made into a graphic for you, with each word sized relative to the others depending on how many times it appears in the document. Zany.

    It would be fun to cut up your list above and make it into poetry magnets.

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  2. I love these ideas, Dana! I may have to try these both. I also think if I leave out everything but the poems, the word "review" will disappear from my list. Thank you for these tips!

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  3. I like how your book has Myra and my book has Emily as their top words.

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