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Delve into Dickens with our interactive text analyser

It’s easy to get lost in a good book. If you’re not careful, you can lose hours, or even days immersed in a fictional land; forgetting to eat, postponing sleep while you read just one more chapter…

But have you ever wanted to physically climb into a book so that you can get your nose into every nook and cranny of the text? So that you can learn things which perhaps even the author is unaware of? Such as how often the word ‘love’ is used, or whether it pops up more at the beginning or end of the book? Or perhaps you’re more interested in which words appear next to others – so you can learn how the words which are used with ‘man’ differ from those which are used with ‘woman’.

With our innovative analyser, you can pull apart the text of your favourite books with just a few clicks.

You can use the OxfordWords Text Analyser to:

  • explore a text word-by-word, looking at collocates (i.e. those words most often appearing alongside a given word)
  • see example sentences from the text
  • examine how frequently the word is used throughout the text

To celebrate the bicentenary of Charles Dickens today, our very first interactive book analyser opens up the text of Great Expectations, ready for you to dive in. Find out which words appear next to Pip, Miss Havisham, and Magwitch. Or discover how often the word ‘money’ appears in each chapter.

Click here or on the image below to start exploring Great Expectations and see what intriguing information you can extract >>