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HTML

              
                <p>This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is becoming borning. The sound of it drones. It's like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety.</p>

<p>Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of drums, the crash of the cymbals-sounds that say listen to this, it is important.</p>

<p>So write with a combination of short, medium, and long sentences. Create a sound that pleases the reader's ear. Don't just write words. Write music.</p>
              
            
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CSS

              
                body {
  line-height: 1.4;
  max-width: 400px;
  font-size: 110%;
  margin: 0 auto;
  padding: 0 1rem;
}

span[data-wc] {
  background: #C1F6BE;
  border-radius: 4px;
  padding: 0.1rem 0.4rem;
  box-decoration-break: clone;
}
span[data-wc="2"] {
  background: #FEF7CA;
}
span[data-wc="3"],
span[data-wc="4"] {
  background: #F8CCF0;
}
span[data-wc="5"] {
  background: #FEADA7;
}
span[data-wc="52"] {
  background: #96F3F3;
}
              
            
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                $("p").each(function() {
  
  let replacementP = $("<p />");
  let lines = $(this).text().split(".");
  let split = "";
  
  $(lines).each(function() {
    
    split = this.trim().split(' ');
    
    var span;
        
    if (split[0] !== "") {
      span = $("<span />", {
        "text": this.trim() + ".",
        "data-wc": split.length
      });
    }
    
    replacementP.append(span);
  
  });
    
  $(this).replaceWith(replacementP);
  
});
              
            
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