Wordle’s classroom use â€” no matter where I find it â€” seems predicated on the false assumption that word frequency has anything to do with meaning.
What â€” if anything â€” does this Wordle say about The Raven? Very little about subtext, certainly, but its creator enthuses:
… will they notice that the word soul is used more frequently than tapping and rapping? As I looked at the cloud for â€œThe Raven,â€ I couldnâ€™t help feeling that I had created a piece 21st century text in its own right.
How are otherwise competent lit instructors so seduced by low-level lit analysis?