“Pale Fire” the Poem, Day-By-Day

In this data visualization, I have constructed a table showing the date of composition for each line of the poem, “Pale Fire.” I am speaking here of Nabokov’s composition of the poem, not John Shade’s. I had to make things very small in order to allow the viewer to take the whole thing in at a glance, but that seemed the most helpful way to view it. If you are interested in knowing the exact lines and dates, go to the link below the picture. Drag a box around any of the segments and a menu box should appear that shows the underlying data. I am interested in creating some sort of animation that would show all the pieces falling into place, but I do not yet have the skill to manage that. If anyone has any suggestions, I would be happy to hear them.

PF Poem Day By Day

 

“Pale Fire” the Poem, Day-By-Day

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One thought on ““Pale Fire” the Poem, Day-By-Day

  1. asa says:

    Really interesting data. I had a play with the Tableau software but the best I could do was this pale
    fire workbook

    If you download the workbook it will animate in the Tableau software, but to animate online requires some javascript tweaks apparently.

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