There is a great tool called Wordle. It allows you to input text in a variety of ways and then creates “word art” based on the repetition of words within the submitted text. The physical size of the words represent the number of times that word was said. So the word used most often in the text will be the largest, and so on down the line.
The past two weeks have given us the chance to see two men present very different visions of where they want to take the United States. I have taken the text of those two speeches, put it through Wordle, and produced the graphics below.
It’s an interesting experiment in not only what these men are saying, but how often they repeat specific words and phrases.
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Obama’s Acceptance Speech.
McCain’s Acceptance Speech.
I find the contrast interesting.
What do you think?