Solved: Word Write a program that asks the user…




Solved: Word Write a program that asks the user…


Write a program that asks the user to enter a word. The program then reads ‘The Raven’ by Edgar Allen Poe from a text file below, and returns the number of times that word appears.

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Once upon a midnight dreary , while I pondered , weak and weary ,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore —
While I nodded , nearly napping , suddenly there came a tapping ,
As of some one gently rapping , rapping at my chamber door .
“ ’ Tis some visitor ,” I muttered , “ tapping at my chamber door —
Only this and nothing more . ”

Ah , distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December ;
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor .
Eagerly I wished the morrow ; — vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow — sorrow for the lost Lenore —
For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore —
Nameless here for evermore .

And the silken , sad , uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
Thrilled me — filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before ;
So that now , to still the beating of my heart , I stood repeating
“ ’ Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door —
Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door ; —
This it is and nothing more . ”

Presently my soul grew stronger ; hesitating then no longer ,
“ Sir , ” said I , “ or Madam , truly your forgiveness I implore ;
But the fact is I was napping , and so gently you came rapping ,
And so faintly you came tapping , tapping at my chamber door ,
That I scarce was sure I heard you ” — here I opened wide the door ; —
Darkness there and nothing more .

Deep into that darkness peering , long I stood there wondering , fearing ,
Doubting , dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before ;
But the silence was unbroken , and the stillness gave no token ,
And the only word there spoken was the whispered word , “ Lenore ? ”
This I whispered , and an echo murmured back the word , “ Lenore ! ” —
Merely this and nothing more .

Back into the chamber turning , all my soul within me burning ,
Soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before .
“ Surely , ” said I , “surely that is something at my window lattice ;
Let me see , then , what thereat is , and this mystery explore —
Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore ; —
’ Tis the wind and nothing more ! ”

Open here I flung the shutter , when , with many a flirt and flutter ,
In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore ;
Not the least obeisance made he ; not a minute stopped or stayed he ;
But , with mien of lord or lady , perched above my chamber door —
Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door —
Perched , and sat , and nothing more .

Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling ,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore ,
“ Though thy crest be shorn and shaven , thou , ” I said , “ art sure no craven ,
Ghastly grim and ancient Raven wandering from the Nightly shore —
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore ! ”
Quoth the Raven “ Nevermore . ”

Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly ,
Though its answer little meaning — little relevancy bore ;
For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being
Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door —
Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door ,
With such name as “ Nevermore . ”

But the Raven , sitting lonely on the placid bust , spoke only
That one word , as if his soul in that one word he did outpour .
Nothing farther then he uttered — not a feather then he fluttered —
Till I scarcely more than muttered “ Other friends have flown before —
On the morrow he will leave me , as my Hopes have flown before . ”
Then the bird said “ Nevermore . ”

Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken ,
“ Doubtless , ” said I , “ what it utters is its only stock and store
Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster
Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore —
Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore
Of ‘ Never — nevermore ’ . ”

But the Raven still beguiling all my fancy into smiling ,
Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird , and bust and door ;
Then , upon the velvet sinking , I betook myself to linking
Fancy unto fancy , thinking what this ominous bird of yore —
What this grim , ungainly , ghastly , gaunt , and ominous bird of yore
Meant in croaking “ Nevermore . ”

This I sat engaged in guessing , but no syllable expressing
To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom’s core ;
This and more I sat divining , with my head at ease reclining
On the cushion’s velvet lining that the lamp – light gloated o’er ,
But whose velvet – violet lining with the lamp – light gloating o’er ,
She shall press , ah , nevermore !

Then , methought , the air grew denser , perfumed from an unseen censer
Swung by Seraphim whose foot – falls tinkled on the tufted floor .
“ Wretch , ” I cried , “ thy God hath lent thee — by these angels he hath sent thee
Respite — respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore ;
Quaff , oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore ! ”
Quoth the Raven “ Nevermore . ”

“ Prophet ! ” said I , “ thing of evil ! — prophet still , if bird or devil ! —
Whether Tempter sent , or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore ,
Desolate yet all undaunted , on this desert land enchanted —
On this home by Horror haunted — tell me truly , I implore —
Is there — is there balm in Gilead ? — tell me — tell me , I implore ! ”
Quoth the Raven “ Nevermore . ”

“ Prophet ! ” said I, “ thing of evil ! — prophet still , if bird or devil !
By that Heaven that bends above us — by that God we both adore —
Tell this soul with sorrow laden if , within the distant Aidenn ,
It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name Lenore —
Clasp a rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore . ”
Quoth the Raven “ Nevermore ” .

“ Be that word our sign of parting , bird or fiend ! ” I shrieked , upstarting —
“ Get thee back into the tempest and the Night’s Plutonian shore !
Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken !
Leave my loneliness unbroken ! — quit the bust above my door !
Take thy beak from out my heart , and take thy form from off my door ! ”
Quoth the Raven “ Nevermore ” .

And the Raven , never flitting , still is sitting , still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door ;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming ,
And the lamp – light o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor ;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted — nevermore !

1.) Two Scanner objects – one to read the user’s word from the keyboard, and another to read the text file.

2.) A while loop to read the poem.

– The loop will use the hasNext method to ensure that the contents of the files are read.

– Use the next method instead of the nextLine method to read word by word.

– You will need a nested if statement – this will be used to compare the user’s word to every word in the poem.

Sample Output:

This code lets a user enter a word and checks ‘The Raven’ to see how many times it appears.
Enter a word to look for: Lenore
The word Lenore appears 8 times.

NOTE: I have the above poem saved to my desktop as a .text file

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