README for CS1110 Spring 2014 lecture 9 demo
In this lecture (actually during the following lectures) I developed a small
utility script for counting characters, lines, and words in a text file,
much like the built-in Unix (and Mac) program "wc" does. But I also made
it count stanzas of a poem as well (delimited by blank lines).
The test data is from three poems:
- “Jabberwocky,” a famous nonsense poem that appears in
Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll (1871).
- “Sestina,” an example of the poetry form of the same name
that constrains the final words of each line to follow a particular
permutation, by Elizabeth Bishop (1965).
- “The Road Not Taken,” a well known poem from the collection
Mountain Interval by Robert Frost (1916).