Class 5 (English 197 – Fall 2022)

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Practicum 2: Text Encoding Exercise

Student outputs

HTML exercise

  • Anya Macomber
  • Angeleen so
  • Jake Houser
  • Benjamin Behle
  • Stella Jia

E. E. Cummings, “r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-r” (1935)

TEI exercise

Discussion of Text Encoding

arrowhead-right-black-small Alan Liu“Transcendental Data: Toward a Cultural History and Aesthetics of the New Encoded Discourse” (2004) (read only pp. 49-57)

arrowhead-right-black-small William Blake, “The Sick Rose” (from Songs of Innocence and of Experience, 1789)

  • Facsimile Reproduction
    “The Sick Rose”
    (Songs of Innocence and of Experience, 1789, 1794 ; Copy C; The Blake Archive, object 37)
  • Transcription
    O Rose, thou art sick!
    The invisible worm,
    That flies in the night,
    In the howling storm,
    Has found out thy bed
    Of crimson joy;
    And his dark secret love
    Does thy life destroy.
  • Markup

    William Blake, "The Sick Rose" (1794) -- simplified example of text-encoding markup
    William Blake, “The Sick Rose” (1794) — simplified example of text-encoding markup.

“Data Pours”

  • WordPress “The Loop”
  • SQL qyery — e.g., ““SELECT * FROM Artists ORDER BY LastName, FirstName, Dates, Nation”

Homer, The Odyssey

Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell the story
of that man skilled in all ways of contending,
the wanderer, harried for years on end,
after he plundered the stronghold
on the proud height of Troy.

John Milton, Paradise Lost

Of Man’s first disobedience, and the fruit
Of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste
Brought death into the World, and all our woe,
With loss of Eden, till one greater Man
Restore us, and regain the blissful seat,
Sing, Heavenly Muse, that, on the secret top
Of Oreb, or of Sinai, didst inspire
That shepherd who first taught the chosen seed
In the beginning how the heavens and earth
Rose out of Chaos: or, if Sion hill
Delight thee more, and Siloa’s brook that flowed
Fast by the oracle of God, I thence
Invoke thy aid to my adventurous song,
That with no middle flight intends to soar
Above th’ Aonian mount, while it pursues
Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme.
And chiefly thou, O Spirit, that dost prefer
Before all temples th’ upright heart and pure,
Instruct me, for thou know’st; thou from the first
Wast present, and, with mighty wings outspread,
Dove-like sat’st brooding on the vast Abyss,
And mad’st it pregnant: what in me is dark
Illumine, what is low raise and support;
That, to the height of this great argument,
I may assert Eternal Providence,
And justify the ways of God to men.

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