Words II Assignment

1. Introduction:

For this assignment, you add all three fictional works (Shakespeare’s plays, Don Quijote, and Journey to the West to Voyant and then compare the works.

A. Review the readings from last week.

B. Use the following links to input the required texts:

C. Look up articles in our Library databases based on your results from Voyant.

D. Write three paragraphs analyzing your results from Voyant and based on credible sources you found from our Library databases.

2. Learning goals

By the end of this lesson a student will:

  1. Be able to enter a corpus of texts into Voyant.

  2. Edit stopwords

  3. Lookup an article in our Library database.

  4. Analyze Voyant results using background information from the Library database.

  5. Write three paragraphs, one paragraph about each different corpus (group of) texts (Don Quijote, Journey to the West, Collective Works of Shakespeare).

3. Start by dropping the URL (web address) of one of the texts into the Voyant search box. This should be the actual fiction works, not the background information.

Then click “Reveal”

4. Read the wordcloud and edit stopwords.

Eliminate common words that don’t help you understand the past.

5. Edit stopwords

6. Add stopwords that don’t tell you anything about the past.