Voyant Tools analyze Voyeur blog posts

Phase 3 of English 203 is partly about reflecting on the process from January to now, so I thought I would initiate them with a bit of meta-analysis.

I was wondering what Voyant Tools could reveal about the blog posts in English 203, so I pasted the URL for the Voyeur category into the “Add Texts” search box and clicked the “Reveal” button. Here’s what came out:

What it shows is that those 33 posts there are 18,380 words (or ‘tokens’) and 2,789 unique words (or ‘types’). After eliminating the stop words I found that the most common words were voyeur, hamlet, act, words, and tools.

Here’s a longer list, so you can see relative frequencies. What’s interesting here is that voyeur outnumbers voyant by 186 to 30. A lot of the words relate to the mechanics of the course: posted, group, phase, blog. Love and death — those eternal themes! — are present, and characters.

So I hope this brief post has piqued your curiosity about the kinds of results you can get when you use the same tools on the texts you’ve generated yourselves.

 

 

 

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