Named after an Old English phrase, WordHoard blends together the study of literary texts with the "insights and techniques of corpus linguistics". WordHoard facilitates the annotation of texts according to morphological, lexical, prosodic, and narratological criteria so they are ready for computational analysis . The greater the depth of annotation, the more supportive WordHoard is for finely grained and specific inquires. The aim of WordHoard to is reveal "new kinds of historical, literary, or broadly cultural analysis" by treating literary texts as linguistic corpora.