Brain Challenge (1)

The 12 images below are word maps generated at http://www.wordle.net with bodies of text from various well-known historical, literary and cultural sources. The larger the font of a word, the higher its frequency in the source. See how many of the sources you can identify. There is a bit of a Western bias. Answers are at the bottom of the post.


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  1. The Gettysburg Address – Abraham Lincoln
  2. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Louis Carroll
  3. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech
  4. Twas the Night Before Christmas – Clement Clarke Moore
  5. The 23rd Psalms – KJV Bible
  6. Obama’s 2008 Victory Speech
  7. The Emperor’s New Suit – Hans Christian Andersen
  8. The U.S. Declaration of Independence
  9. Winston Churchill’s “Blood, Sweat and Tears” Speech
  10. Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors
  11. Apollo 11 First Lunar Landing Communications Transcript
  12. Monty Python’s The Holy Grail
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