The main feedback that I got was to try a more nuanced approach to the corpus in searching out terms that each magazine uses in their respective discussions regarding nature and the environment. As I am more familiar with the corpus of Poetry, I have focused on revising my large corpus analysis to look more in depth into the discussion of nature within that magazine. More specifically, I wanted to take a closer look at how the magazine correlates nature with the individual in comparison to how it is treated in regards to region. My larger project for this course focuses on an examination of the means through which Harriet Monroe employs Poetry as a vehicle for the espousal of a fundamentally American modernism that has its locus in the Southwest and its origin in the Native American tribes residing there. With that in mind, I created the following word trend graph of the Poetry corpus:
The most surprising trend here is the lack of attention given to geography in relation to individual. While "nature" remains a fairly consistent presence throughout, both "Indian" and "primitive" ebb and flow which seems to speak to moments of more intense focus. However, "southwest" is basically absent from the entire corpus. This focus on the individual over location could be emblematic of the disparity between poets' geographic location and the content of their work that came up in the questions after my presentation today. The focus on depicting those that reside in the Southwest rather than the physical location could be representative of the desire to depict the existence that the contributors to Poetry wish to depict but not live.