An anagram is when you take a word or phrase and rearrange the letters to form another word or phrase.
Take, for example, this title:
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
It consists of 36 letters: 2 T’s, 2 H’s, 6 E’s, 1 C, 3 O’s, 2 M’s, 2 P’s, etc.
Rearrange those same letters in a different order, change the punctuation, and you find yourself with this:
Spoke poems of a white male hack writer sell.
Or, if you’re a bigger fan than that…
He ekes a life’s work well past compare to him.
Get the idea?
Every Saturday, or whenever the mood strikes me, I’ll anagram a different passage from Shakespeare.
Do these anagrams reveal hidden truths about the original passage? Is this a secret code hidden by the author to reveal his true identity? Did a supreme force guide Shakespeare’s hand and leave these messages for us to find today?
I don’t think so. But I think they’re a lot of fun, and I hope you enjoy them.