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1) The most frequent words in The Egoist are life, man, new said and time. The most notable frequencies are new, given, way, course and le. The most distinctive words are law, art, progress, chastity and love as well as many others but those are the top ones for each issue.
This tells us that the words used most frequently in the magazine are times that coincide with the thoughts of what femininity is. However, if you look at the works in the volumes they do not really show this at all. In fact most of the works seem to not be about women despite this being a sister magazine to “The New Freewoman”. Which, I found to be an interesting contrast to The New Freewoman.
2) There are 74 documents contained in the corpus. The longest documents in the corpus are vol. 1 no. 6 and vol.1 no. 16. The issues with the most vocabulary density are vol. 5 no. 18 and vol. 5 no. 9.
The issues that are in the various ones coincide with each other as they are similar in who they are presenting in their issues like William Carlos Williams was in all of the issue. It seems he’s a very popular poet for the magazine to use.
3) Life and man are words that occurred frequently as the top words in this magazine and in The New Freewoman. I find that interesting considering the magazines were for women. After all the title of the magazine was “The New Freewoman”. The summary was pretty accurate with these words in being the most frequent and having them be distinctive words in certain issues.
The New Freewoman
1) The most frequent words are man, men, life, women, new. The most notable peaks in frequency in “Blast” are make, little, say, things, think. The top five most distinctive words are freedom, art, democracy, women and women again.
The magazine while is a female focused magazine seems to refer to men quite often just like The Egoist did. I found it interesting that man was the highest word for this magazine unlike it was for The Egoist. Life wasn’t the second highest as men came before it which was even more intriguing since once again this was a woman’s magazine.
2) There are only 13 documents in the corpus. The longest issue is vol. 1 no. 9. The issues with the highest vocabulary are vol.1 no.12 and vol.1 no. 11.
I found the information peculiar as the highest vocabulary was in the same volume but in reverse. 12 were higher in vocab than 11. When I looked into their issues I was surprised. No. 11 was a lot lighter in topic than no.12 as no. 12 was a lot more serious in topic than no. 11 although no. 11 was serious as well it was just less deeply in tuned with outer situations of womanhood.
3) I chose this magazine because it was before The Egoist and because they had similar trends with the word man and life despite being a female magazine. It seems during the time of the magazines life was a topic repeated throughout each issue and
1) The most frequent words are art, life, great, man and war. The most notable peaks in frequency are world, form, men, nature and new. Words with the highest vocabulary density are none. The top two words that are the most distinctive are arghol and war.
This information reveals that The Blast does not have a lot of words like the longer magazines I’ve chosen. Yet the words life and man are once again in the top of the most frequent words, which is something I noticed about The Blast magazine and chose it as well to compare with the others. Life and man during their times seemed to be important topics. However war seems to be dominant as well in the corpus being not just frequent but a top distinctive word.
2) There are only 2 documents in the corpus. Blast 1 is the longest issue by word. Blast 2 has highest vocabulary density.
This information shows that while there are not a lot in The Blast, the last issue in the corpus has a strong use of words. Which is interesting as one would think the first issue would be it.
3) Life and man has been my focus for this assignment and while The Blast has nothing to do with The Egoist and The New Freewoman, I feel that it is important to look at a third source where life and man was important. It shows that during it’s time the concentration of life and man in written works was an important part of the
1) The most frequent words used in the whole of the corpus are new, colored, Negro, man, and men. The most notable peak in frequency was the word year. The top distinctive words were colored and Negro.
The corpus as a whole seemed concerned with the colored man, and life. This concern was interesting as it did not reveal that clearly in the magazines I had chosen. While man was indeed a subject that was frequent, the colored man was not. Life was still high in word use even though it wasn’t in the top five of th emsot frequent words along with man who ended up being in the top 5.
2) There are 508 documents in the corpus. The longest document was The Blast 1. The highest vocabulary document was “Others” vol. 3.6.
Although Blast 1 on its own corpus was the longest as well I just was not expecting it to be the longest for the whole of it.
I was greatly surprised by the number of documents in the corpus as a whole. I was also surprised that the magazines “others” was chosen as the one with highest vocab and even more so surprised that Blast 1 was the longest document.
3) Once again my focus was on life and man as the terms for the whole of the lab. These terms interested me because they always manage to be in the top. Even when life wasn’t on the top of the corpus as a whole man still managed to be in the top. Man seems to be an important word for the written works through the corpus as a whole as it’s often a highly used word. So it makes me think that the subject of man was important for people long ago even more so than today although man will always be an important subject in the end since we are man.