Marie Otsuka

Visualizing Poetry


Using a natural language processor, this website plays with the forms of poetry. The user can toggle visual expressions of a poem’s parts of speech, syllables, and stress points, which are each mapped to color-coding, text-size, and markings. Sample poems such as Williams Carlos Williams’ “Red Wheel Barrow” illustrate the tool, and users can also enter their own text. Visit site.

  • default view
  • text + parts of speech
  • text + syllables