I’m currently working on a project that applies different kinds of digital analysis to a large corpus of nineteenth-century poetry texts. One of the things I’m exploring are the strengths and limitations for poetic analysis of existing tools that are typically used with prose texts. For instance, word frequency and word clustering can tell us certain things about poetic texts as they do with prose texts. But there are other features of poetic language (like rhyme, line length, and punctuation) that are meaningful and thus require different tools.
I’d love the chance to brainstorm some new tools or uses of existing ones for analyzing the language of poetry with people who have different expertise than I do. I’d also be interested in talking with other people currently working with poetic texts in any kind of DH project to share ideas, methods, problems, and so forth.