My MFA Thesis consists of three parts: a book-length collection of poems, an essay on Seamus Heaney, and a bibliography. According to the Wordle website, "If you do not save your Wordle to the gallery, no information leaves your workstation at any time." So, I felt comfortable pasting the culmination of two years of hard work in to the site.
First, the essay:
Then, the poems:
As you can see, even though I generated them with different coloring, the word clouds still have a unique impact based on the words alone. Whereas the essay is dominated by a few words, my poems are swarming with numerous smaller words (i.e. less frequently repeated)--and, of course, "like" reigns supreme over my similes.
Just walking my eyes over the clusters of different-sized words is itself a somewhat poetic experience, akin to the hybrid art of visual poetry. So, there you have it--all the words of my creative thesis (minus the bibliography), de-duped and laid out for your delectation. Hmm... "delectation"... now there's a word I should use more often!