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Monday, May 17, 2010

Success: Word Counter Results



WordCounter did its thing for me. Here are the top 25 words in my unpublished manuscript, The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception. The reason tantrum and America and panel are so frequent is that I have poems about each that repeat those words incessantly. Ditto with hate and because, but this does not explain all the times.

And o, I love how there are 29 o's.

Little, nothing, good, don't: I never would have guessed.

Or, speaking of never, 24 of those.

And obviously, I have a problem with beginning sentences "Say . . . ".

A very informative way to waste a half hour. Thanks to Kelli Agodon for sharing the WordCounter site.

Here's the complete results...
WordFrequency
one67
tantrum48
america34
say33
time33
though32
because31
over31
o29
know28
little27
hate25
just25
how25
want24
never24
i’m23
it’23
go22
she’22
panel21
way21
good21
nothing19
don’t19

5 comments:

seana said...

Having seen your guesses, this is a fantastic thing.

Tantrums. Have more.

Martha Silano said...

Yes, nice to know I don't use zinger swear words as often as I thought!

Tracey said...

You could probably so something meaningful, or at least interesting, with just these words. You know, the next time you have a half an hour to kill.

Martha Silano said...

Hi Tracey:

I was just thinking the same thing. Why so many "ones"? Why is there some much "go"ing but also so much never and don't? o, o, o, and least "no" didn't make the list.

Rob said...

I challenge your readers to each write a poem that begins

One Tantrum America


...it would be interesting to see where they diverge from there.